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A “zero-day” or “oh-day” finding is one that has not been previously reported. In formal writing, it’s better to use zero-day finding, previously undisclosed vulnerability, or publicly undisclosed vulnerability.
HD video modes that describe the frame resolution and scan type (interlaced or progressive scan, respectively). Pronounced “ten-eighty-eye” and “ten-eighty-pea.” Do not spell out.
Password management software.
A hacker magazine founded in 1984. Also a series of local clubs. https://www.2600.com/
Two-factor authentication. Spell out on first use.
Triple DES. A symmetric key block cipher. DES is pronounced as letters or “dezz.”
Third- and fourth-generation communications technology. Cell phone network options. Do not spell out.
An API management platform.
A website for trolls and memes that birthed Anonymous and Rickrolling.
An open source file archiver.
A shortened filename. Also called a short-name.
The forward slash. Avoid using the forward slash in formal writing to compare two things outside of set phrases like and/or, client/server, and TCP/IP.
The pound sign, hash, or hashtag. Only called hashtag when tagging something. This character and [ ♯ ] are sometimes used interchangeably and are pronounced as “sharp” in programming language names.
The tic. Not an apostrophe.