Computer virus: a computer problem that spreads by copying itself into other programs or documents on your computer
Direct deposit: an automatic deposit that goes into your account. Many employers use the direct deposit system to pay their employees.
Hacking: trying to steal someone’s personal information through the Internet.
HTML format: email message with special features like animation or graphics
Phishing: when people illegally try to get your personal information online, like passwords or credit card information
Recurring: a payment that’s automatic and happens more than once
Spam: fake emails that try to trick you into giving away your personal information
Text format: email message without pictures, just words
Transaction: a record of what you did with your money
Virus protection software: programs that try to stop harmful computer viruses from damaging the information on your computer