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.

smart card

A plastic card about the size of a credit card that has an embedded microchip that can be loaded with data, used for telephone calling, electronic cash payments, and other applications, and then periodically recharged for additional use. Smart cards are currently used to establish identity when logging on to an Internet access provider.