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cybercrud /si:'ber-kruhd/ n.
1. [coined by Ted Nelson]
Obfuscatory tech-talk. Verbiage with a high MEGO factor. The
computer equivalent of bureaucratese. 2. Incomprehensible stuff
embedded in email. First there were the "Received" headers that
show how mail flows through systems, then MIME (Multi-purpose
Internet Mail Extensions) headers and part boundaries, and now huge
blocks of radix-64 for PEM (Privacy Enhanced Mail) or PGP (Pretty Good
Privacy) digital signatures and certificates of authenticity. This
stuff all services a purpose and good user interfaces should hide
it, but all too often users are forced to wade through it.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.