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There are currently 14 names in this directory beginning with the letter A.
A
A-record
Address Record. An A record maps a domain name to the IP address of the computer hosting the domain. An A record is used to find the IP address of a computer connected to the internet from a name. [ Type : Data ]
A/AAAA Record
IPv4 and IPv6 addresses associated to a hostname.
Abuse Box feed
An email box where users may submit complaints against any concerned domain. . [ Type : Analysis ]
Account suspension
Suspension of fraudulent emails or social media accounts [ Type : Response ]
Accredited domain registrars of a registry
Registrars that are officially recognized by a Registry to provide domain-related services [ Type : Registry ]
Acquirer
The acquiring bank (also merchant bank or acquirer) is the financial institution that maintains the merchant’s bank account. The contract with the acquirer enables merchants to process credit and debit card transactions. The acquiring bank passes the merchant’s transactions along to the applicable issuing banks to receive payment. [ Type : Credit Cards ]
Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam/Nigerian 419
An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence tricks. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum. If a victim makes the payment, the fraudster either invents a series of further fees for the victim or simply disappears [ Type : Attack]
AFF
Advance Fee Fraud is a fraud in which the scammer convinces the victim to send an upfront money in return for services or higher pay back. [ Type : Terminology ]
Air Gap
Having a critical computer or machine in a physically isolated location as well as disconnecting it from the internet. [ Type : Terminology ]
Angler Phishing
An attack in which the fraudster will masquerade as a customer support representative on social media to send phishing links to customers in order to get their information such as username and password as well as other personal information. [ Type : Terminology ]
App permissions
An app asking the user to grant permission to be able to execute tasks on thier device without consent or without informing the user. [ Type : Terminology ]
APT
Advanced Persistent Threats are attacks in which the attacker stays inside the system to spy and steal information rather than penetrate the network to cause damage. [ Type : Terminology ]
AS number
Autonomous system [ Type : Terminology ]
Astroturfing
Astroturfing is abusing the power of customer reviews on sites like Yelp, Facebook, Amazon and others. Either a place of business will post rave reviews from fake customers about their product, or a business will post bad reviews about a competitor.   [ Type : Terminology ]