Glossary

The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

sector

A minimal unit of the disk partitioning. The size of a sector can vary between systems.

A sector is commonly 1024 bytes.

A sector is commonly 512 bytes.

A unit of size, which can vary between systems. Sector size is set per device (hard drive, CD-ROM, and so on). Although all devices within a system are usually configured to the same sector size for interoperability, this is not always the case.

A sector is commonly 512 bytes.

A sector is commonly 1024 bytes.

A sector is commonly 512 bytes.

A sector is commonly 512 bytes.