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Facebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues.


Facetime is an Apple video telephony application that allows users to engage in one on one video chatting over the internet.


A physical space where business is performed. For example, a facility can be a building, a floor of a building or a designated space on the floor of a building.

Fake email

Fake email is sending counterfeit email by using a sender's address without their knowledge.

Fake trader

A trader that is in not legitimate.

Fake Twitter accounts

Twitter accounts that are not legitimate.

Fake website

Websites that are not legitimate.

Fax machine

A device that allows copies of documents to be sent over a telephone network.


A fibre is a particularly lightweight thread of execution. Like threads, fibres share address space. However, fibres use cooperative multitasking while threads use pre-emptive multitasking.


Federal Information Processing Standard


Firefox is a free and open source web browser developed by the Mozilla foundation.


A network device that filters incoming and outgoing network data based on a series of rules.


Software embedded in ICT equipment.

Five Eyes

The Five Eyes is an Anglophone intelligence alliance comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Flash memory media

A specific type of electrically erasable programmable read-only memory.

Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player is computer software for using content created on the Adobe Flash platform, including viewing multimedia contents, executing rich internet applications, and streaming audio and video.


A defect, fault, or imperfection, especially one that is hidden.

Fly lead

A lead that connects ICT equipment to the fixed infrastructure of a facility. For example, the lead that connects a workstation to a network wall socket.

Foreign national

A person who is not an Australian citizen.

Foreign system

A system that is not solely owned and managed by the Australian Government.


Fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain, or to deprive a victim of a legal right.

Fraud Week

Fraud week is where multiple organisations promote anti-fraud awareness and education to minimize the impact of fraud.


Fuzzing (or fuzz testing) is a method used to discover errors or potential security vulnerabilities in software.