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.

user account

A Windows NT file that contains information that identifies a user to Windows NT. This information includes the user name and password, the groups in which the user account has membership, and the rights and permissions that the user has for using the system and accessing its resources.