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.

open source code

A program whose source code is available for public inspection and revision. Open source software is often distributed freely, in the hope that the computing community will contribute to the program, helping to identify and eliminate bugs. Two well-known examples of open source programs are the Apache Web server and the Linux operating system.