Browse Definitions :
Quiz

Halloween II: Do you speak -- eek! -- Geek?

Are you such a Know-IT-All that it's scary? How many of these terrifying terms can you guess without peeking?

1. Does Nightmare Freddie of Elm Street fame use one of these for manicures? It's a type of space-saving server for a single, dedicated application.
What is it?

2. No upstanding skeleton would be without one! In networking, it's a large transmission line that carries data gathered from smaller lines that interconnect with it.
What is it?

3. Don't feed it after midnight and NEVER give it water! This troll-like creature often gets blamed for trouble with devices and systems of all kinds.
What is it?

4. Sounds almost like a witch's familiar -- it's a colorful term that differentiates the bad hackers from the good ones.
What is it?

5. This mysterious disguise hides the identity of many an entity -- in graphic design, it's a tool for protecting an area from modification.
What is it?

6. Sounds like a Halloween window treatment -- in IT it's a way for a program running in one kind of operating system to communicate with a progam in the same or another kind of an operating system through HTTP and XML.
What is it?

7. Calls from beyond the grave? This spooky phenomenon happens when your computer attempts to make a connection automatically.
What is it?

8. Graveyard epitaph? This is the short version of a widely-used protocol for managing router information within a self-contained network.
What is it?

9. Man or machine or some eerie hybrid? This term describes a futuristic combination of human being and electromechanical devices.
What is it?

10. This creepy-crawly creature traverses the Web on behalf of a search engine, gathering pages for indexing.
What is it?

How many could you guess correctly without peeking? Let us know!

Still not scared? Take a deep breath and re-enter the Vault of Tech Terror to try one of the other Halloween quizzes found within.

This was last updated in October 2008
SearchNetworking
  • network packet

    A network packet is a basic unit of data that's grouped together and transferred over a computer network, typically a ...

  • virtual network functions (VNFs)

    Virtual network functions (VNFs) are virtualized tasks formerly carried out by proprietary, dedicated hardware.

  • network functions virtualization (NFV)

    Network functions virtualization (NFV) is a network architecture model designed to virtualize network services that have ...

SearchSecurity
  • What is cybersecurity?

    Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems such as hardware, software and data from cyberthreats.

  • Android System WebView

    Android System WebView is a system component for the Android operating system (OS) that allows Android apps to display web ...

  • data masking

    Data masking is a method of creating a structurally similar but inauthentic version of an organization's data that can be used ...

SearchCIO
  • privacy compliance

    Privacy compliance is a company's accordance with established personal information protection guidelines, specifications or ...

  • contingent workforce

    A contingent workforce is a labor pool whose members are hired by an organization on an on-demand basis.

  • product development (new product development -- NPD)

    Product development, also called new product management, is a series of steps that includes the conceptualization, design, ...

SearchHRSoftware
  • talent acquisition

    Talent acquisition is the strategic process employers use to analyze their long-term talent needs in the context of business ...

  • employee retention

    Employee retention is the organizational goal of keeping productive and talented workers and reducing turnover by fostering a ...

  • hybrid work model

    A hybrid work model is a workforce structure that includes employees who work remotely and those who work on site, in a company's...

SearchCustomerExperience
  • Salesforce Trailhead

    Salesforce Trailhead is a series of online tutorials that coach beginner and intermediate developers who need to learn how to ...

  • Salesforce

    Salesforce, Inc. is a cloud computing and social enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider based in San Francisco.

  • data clean room

    A data clean room is a technology service that helps content platforms keep first person user data private when interacting with ...

Close