Email spam filters

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The continuing increase in spam has resulted in rapid growth in the use of spam filter programs: software designed to examine incoming email and separate spam emails from genuine email messages intended for the user. Unwanted e-mail can be filtered … Read More

Information systems

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In a general sense , the term Information System (IS) refers to a system of people, data records and activities that process the data and information in an organization, and it includes the organization’s manual and automated processes. In a … Read More

User consent and legality of spyware

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Gaining unauthorized access to a computer is illegal, under computer crime laws such as the United States Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Since the owners of computers infected with spyware generally claim that they never authorized the installation, a prima … Read More

Computing

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Computing is usually defined as the activity of using and developing computer technology, computer hardware and software. It is the computer-specific part of information technology. Computer science (or computing science) is the study and the science of the theoretical foundations … Read More

Fight against WinFixer

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Remedies Avoid infection If the initial dialog box is shown, disconnecting from the internet BEFORE closing it may prevent the download and any infection. Switching to a different browser rather than Internet Explorer may reduce vulnerability to this and other … Read More

Language Search Engine Software

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New to the translation industry, Language Search Engine software is typically an Internet based system that works similarly to Internet search engines. Rather than searching the Internet, however, a language search engine searches a large repository of Translation Memories to … Read More

Email Marketing Services and CAN-SPAM Compliance

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Because the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 authorizes an USD 11,000 penalty per violation for spamming each individual recipient, many commercial e-mail marketers within the United States utilize a service or special software that helps ensure compliance with the Act. A … Read More

Routes of infection with spyware

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Spyware does not directly spread in the manner of a computer virus or worm: generally, an infected system does not attempt to transmit the infection to other computers. Instead, spyware gets on a system through deception of the user or … Read More

Subtitle editing programs

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Aegisub – Free and open source software. A relatively new editor, focused mostly on typesetting. It works in Windows NT, 2000, XP and Vista, and with limited functionality on Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X. Since it has the most … Read More

Spyware, “adware”, and tracking

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The term adware frequently refers to any software which displays advertisements, whether or not it does so with the user’s consent. Programs such as the Eudora mail client display advertisements as an alternative to shareware registration fees. These classify as … Read More

Machine translation applications

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There are now many software programs for translating natural language, several of them online, such as: SYSTRAN, which powers Yahoo’s Babel Fish Promt, which powers online translation services at Voila.fr and Orange.fr Although no system provides the holy grail of … Read More

Disambiguation in machine translation

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Word-sense disambiguation concerns finding a suitable translation when a word can have more than one meaning. The problem was first raised in the 1950s by Yehoshua Bar-Hillel.[1] He pointed out that without a “universal encyclopedia”, a machine would never be … Read More

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