SFTP, or SSH File Transfer Protocol, is a communications protocol that provides secure file transfer capabilities. SFTP is commonly used for sharing files in a corporate setting, web development and programming.
In rare cases, SFTP may also refer to Simple File Transfer Protocol. This is an unsecured file transfer protocol which is now largely unused.
Ransomware is a type of malicious software, or malware, designed to infect a computer and hold its data ransom until a sum of money is paid for it to be unlocked. This is typically accomplished by encrypting the victim’s files so that it can’t be decrypted without the key which only the attacker has access to. Payment is then rendered via a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin so that the transaction cannot be traced by law enforcement.
Generally, ransomware infects a computer by entering a users system through files that users think are legitimate. Once the files are executed, the ransomware is deployed with it. The ransomware can then either stay dormant or can [...]
LAN is an acronym for Local Area Network. As its name implies, LANs are networks in a relatively local location such as the network in a house, office or place of business.
As a LAN describes a local network, any type of networking devices may be used in a LAN. This could include a connections of devices established by using routers, switches, hubs, or wireless networking equipment such as access points.
WAN is an acronym for Wide Area Network. WANs are networks established over a wide area such as over a city, a state, or a country. Generally, WANs include anything beyond a LAN, or Local Area Network.