Category: Theory

The theory component of the Computer Applications Technology has earned itself a bad rep amongst learners and educators alike. The solution is simple: What if I told you there is no “theory” in CAT…

CPU

People frequently refer to the Central Processing Unit (“CPU“) as the “brain” of the computer. This analogy is poor as the human brain both stores and processes data, while the…

Pharming

Pharming is defined as the fraudulent practice of directing Internet users to a bogus (fake) website that mimics (copies) the appearance of a legitimate (official) one, in order to obtain…

Phishing

Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information or data, such as usernames, passwords and credit card details, by disguising a message as an official, trustworthy electronic communication. Phishing…

Catfishing

Catfishing is a prime example of social engineering. Catfishing is defined as “luring (someone) into a relationship by means of a fictional online persona”. The goal of building this relationship…

URL shortening

URL shortening is a technique on the World Wide Web in which a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) may be made substantially shorter and still direct to the required page. This is achieved by using a redirect which…