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   AARNET Australian Academic Research Network

  

   ACARB Australian Computer Abuse Research Bureau, once called CITCARB

  

   AFP Australian Federal Police

  

   Altos West German chat system and hacker hang-out, connected to X.25

   network and run by Altos Computer Systems, Hamburg

  

   ANU Australian National University

  

   ASIO Australian Security Intelligence Organisation

  

   Backdoor A program or modification providing secret access to a

   computer system, installed by a hacker to bypass normal security. Also

   used as a verb

  

   BBS Bulletin Board System

  

   BNL Brookhaven National Laboratory (US)

  

   BRL Ballistics Research Laboratory (US)

  

   BT British Telecom

  

   CCITT Committee Consultatif Internationale Telegraph et Telephonie:

   Swiss telecommunications standards body (now defunct; see ITU)

  

   CCS Computer Crime Squad

  

   CCU Computer Crimes Unit (Australian Federal Police)

  

   CERT Computer Emergency Response Team

  

   CIAC Computer Incident Advisory Capability: DOE's computer security

   team

  

   CITCARB Chisholm Institute of Technology Computer Abuse Research

   Bureau (now defunct. See ACARB)

  

   COBE Cosmic Background Explorer project: a NASA research project

  

   DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (US)

  

   DCL Digital Command Language, a computer programming language used on

   VMS computers

  

   DDN Defense Data Network

  

   DEC Digital Equipment Corporation

  

   DECNET A network protocol used to convey information between

   (primarily) VAX/VMS machines