Glossary

The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

privacy

The protection from the unauthorized dissemination of personal information, such as credit card information or net-surfing habits. Privacy has become and will continue to be a growing concern for Internet users, as many activities, such as browsing habits, can be tracked and the information sold for profit.