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Query

A query is a request sent to a database table or combination of tables for information or data and then formats it in a readable form. Readable forms may include Structured Query Language (SQL), or pictorial representations such as graphs. The most common query language used is SQL and is utilized by many database management systems.

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Ransomware

Ransomware are types of malicious software that invade and infect devices. They block access to the system, lock information and encrypt files until a sum of money is paid to release the system and data. They usually will infect a system through a malicious email attachment, software download, website or link.

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Rack

A rack is a physical structure that houses hardware modules such as servers, hard disk drives, and other computing equipment used in data centers and server rooms, allowing several pieces of equipment to be accommodated in a small location. They are utilized by ISPs and other telecommunication and computing facilities.

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