What is Malware?

Malware is malicious software.  It comes in different forms, many of which you can read about in our ‘The many forms of Malware’ post in on our news page.


What is Mambo (Content Management System)?

Mambo is a Content Management System (CMS) that can be used for simple Web sites to complex corporate applications. Mambo is released under the GNU General Public license. Mambo is aimed more squarely at corporate Web sites or sites for small to medium businesses, families or personal sites.

What is MeeGo (open source)?

MeeGo is an open source, Linux project that merges the Moblin and Maemo software platforms into a single open source activity. MeeGo is headed by Intel, and Maemo, by Nokia: the MeeGo Technical Steering Group (TSG). The day-to-day operations of the MeeGo programs are steered by a number of working groups, which are delegates of the Technical Steering Group.

MeeGo currently targets platforms such as netbooks/entry-level desktops, handheld computing and communications devices, in-vehicle infotainment devices, connected TVs, and media phones.

What is a megapixel?

A collection of a million pixels or picture elements. These are the individual coloured dots which represent a digital image, the more of them you have contained within an image, the higher its potential resolution becomes.

Camera sensors with many megapixels are often able to capture more image detail than those with fewer. Be wary of assuming that more megapixels means better quality photos, though. Cramming more pixels onto the same-size sensor usually reduces quality and the lens also plays a big part in quality.

What is MHL?

Mobile High-Definition Link is a standard for connecting mobile and portable devices to HD displays such as TVs and monitors. Like HDMI, it uses a single cable to transmit 1080p HD video and up to 7.1 surround audio, but it also adds the capability to power and charge the mobile device.

MHL commonly uses a micro USB connection at one end and an HDMI connector at the other, although others can be used as no specific physical connectors are mandated by the standard. This sometimes leads to incompatibility, as is the case with Samsungs Galaxy S II and Galaxy S III phones, which require different MHL cables to work.

What is a Microsoft Account?

Formerly known as a “Windows Live ID”, a Microsoft account is simply an email address and password used to sign in to Microsoft services such as Outlook.com, Skype or a Windows 8/10 PC.

What is an MITM (man-in-the-middle) attack?

Abbreviated as MITM, a man-in-the-middle attack is an active Internet attack where the person attacking attempts to intercept, read or alter information moving between two computers. MITM attacks are associated with 802.11 security, as well as with wired communication systems.

What are Modern apps?

Windows 8 apps have, until recently, been known as Metro apps. The codename Metro has been discontinued, and such apps will now be referred to as Windows 8 or Modern apps; the Metro interface will be known as the Modern interface. However, there remains some confusion, since Windows 8 also supports older programs that run in Windows 7.

What is mSATA?

Mini-SATA, more commonly referred to as ‘mSATA’, is a compact version of the SATA interface designed for use in smaller devices such as netbooks and the thinnest laptops. Rather than using the standard SATA power and data connectors, mSATA uses a connector, which is physically the same as a PCI Express Mini Card interface.

What is multitouch?

A touch-input system that supports multitouch is capable of detecting a touch from more than one figure at a time, enabling features such as pinch-to-zoom and gestures that involve swipes.