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Computer system Edit

Browse (also called browsing) is an

[a]ct of searching through IS storage to locate or acquire information, without necessarily knowing the existence or format of information being sought."[1]
[t]he act of electronically perusing files and records without authorization.[2]

Internet Edit

Browse (also called browsing) refers to a user's movement across the Internet, moving from page to page via hyperlinks, using a web browser.

References Edit

  1. CNSSI 4009.
  2. Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual, at 559.

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