Acronym for Wide Area Network, which is generally a network connecting several physically distant locations, as opposed to a LAN. The Internet is an example of a worldwide WAN.
A newbie term for pirated computer software, generally distributed via BBS systems, Usenet News and other electronic means. (anonymous)
A hidden trademark or other identifying information embedded in a file allowing for the tracking of illegal distribution of copyrighted data.
See also: Steganography.
A type of dictionary server available at many educational sites, public servers were common until copyright concerns caused most of them to be closed to outside access.
A distributed hypertext information system that uses HTTP to retrieve text and graphics, often erroneously referred to by the name of one type of browser, Mosaic.