- Present participle of piggyback.
An example of piggybacking is using your neighbor's connection.
piggybacking - Computer Definition
(1) Gaining access to a restricted communications channel by using the session another user already established. Piggybacking can be defeated by logging out before walking away from a workstation or terminal or by initiating a screensaver that requires re-authentication when resuming. See replay attack and hijacking.
(3) Embedding the names of popular brands or companies into the hidden meta-data of a Web page in order to rank high up on a search engine's results page. See meta tag.
piggybacking - Investment & Finance Definition
An illegal practice in which a broker mimics a client’s trade. The assumption on the part of the broker is that the client may be making the trade because he or she has access to non-public information that will make the trade profitable.
- "I look at having a line of cards as another extension of being a host; helping you wish your loved ones well, piggybacking on your birthday greetings," DeGeneres said in a statement.
- Companies can also try to a obtain larger market share by piggybacking their advertising onto another company's e-mails in order to attract new customers.
- Common ways include piggybacking on email attachments sent by associates who may not know that their own computers are infected.