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.

source code

The original code used to write computer programs. Hackers often learn about programs and operating systems by viewing the source code, thereby identifying potential weaknesses in the final product that could be used to attack a computer or network that is running the program or operating system.