The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout our website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

RAM Random Access Memory

The memory that information required by currently running programs is kept in, including the program itself. Random access refers to the fact that it can be either read from or written to by any program. Many operating systems protect critical, occupied, or reserved RAM locations from tampering.