An actor, usually a person, who may attempt to exploit a vulnerability of an exposed system.

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What are the security threats when Googling and surfing when my Gmail account is open?

Suppose I log to my Gmail account. After that, I use Google to search for random websites and visit some. Are there any security threats on my Gmail account when Googling and surfing the net while it ...
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Password automatically typed into user box on facebook [closed]

Just want to ask some questions regarding on this strange experience while logging on my account on Facebook There are cases that I'm accidentally typing my password into the username box of the ...
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Is Adblock (Plus) a security risk?

My email-provider's website (http://www.gmx.de) recently started linking to the (German) site http://www.browsersicherheit.info/ which basically claims that due to its capabilities to modify a site's ...
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What is the distinguishing point between a script kiddie and a hacker?

When I think of a script kiddie I think of someone who might barely research a tool then point it at a website - things like the recent question about LOIC come to mind when I think of that. A hacker ...
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Detecting skimmers and other ATM traps

This question has been bothering me ever since I first heard of ATM skimmers: Instances of skimming have been reported where the perpetrator has put a device over the card slot* of an ATM ...
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How easy is it, really, to be hacked as an average user?

tl;dr at the bottom I have been searching around and I haven't been able to find a definitive answer to the question(s). I mainly work with OS X so that will be the base for my questions. How easy ...
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Is having Steam installed a security risk?

Speaking to one of our security administrators at work, he insists that Steam is a well understood security risk and it shouldn't be installed on work machines. Saying it's not work related I ...
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Service traffic hijacking, how does cloud make it worse?

I read an article from CSA that they rank service traffic hijacking as the #3 threat to cloud-services. Why is it worse for the user if an attacker hijacks its service traffic on cloud? What new ...
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Which is considered the first Cyber Security incident? [closed]

No matter we are talking about Information Security, or cyber security or IT security... I always hear first about "the moth" being the first security threat. But I don't believe it is when talking ...
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HTTP/HTTPS on the same site

Suppose a site allows connection to be established with HTTP or HTTPS .If you establish a connection to http://www.example.com or https://www.example.com then all further link's on the page displayed ...
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Is authentication through proxy sites safer?

usually in office or wherever whenever we are blocked with gmail and facebook websites,we used to browse the site with the proxy sites,we used to pass our login data through proxy sites,my question is ...
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What are the security measures to be taken before launching a site with credit card payments? [closed]

We just completed functionality testing of our new e-commerce site and going to launch.We are accepting credit card payments. I'm really concerned about it's security.What are the precautions to be ...
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how much of a security threat would this be?

If I set up a Domain Controller server to be accessible from the internet via Remote Desktop Connection (through port forwarding in the router), how much of a threat would that be? and if I have a ...
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Malware for testing [duplicate]

IS there websites and places where you can download all types of malware that you can run and test the security setup of your system? I am currently playing around with UAC+EMET4+MSE and would like ...
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Where can I find a list of Indicators of Compromise (IOC) conditions?

OpenIOC.org has several schemas defining Indicators of Compromise. The Schema is defined here: http://schemas.mandiant.com/2010/ioc/ioc.xsd While under IndicatorItemContext/search says it is ...
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Security concept [closed]

How do we know that the systems that we are using are secure? At what point do we have to audit the software that we use? How do unknown security threats affect software over time?
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Security testing plan template or example

What does a security testing plan look like? Can anyone point out a template for such a document or an example?
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SSL certificates published in Mandiant's APT1 report

You probably heard about excellent report "APT1: Exposing One of China's Cyber Espionage Units" published by the Mandiant company (you can download it here). Report is great and I recommend it to ...
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What is Non-Repudiation of content? How can we combat it?

Can anyone explain precisely the term of non-repudiation of content (eg. of email)? What sort of security requirement is used to combat this? Perhaps a digital signature? This is how I understand ...
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How to check if a software is legitimate

if I have a developer who wants to install a new software and he ask me to check this software security before installing it what shall I do
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Encryption and the “security time decay” of prior encrypted data

This question is on the assumption that any data once encrypted, may (eventually) be decrypted through Brute force (compute power/time) Exploits in the cryptography used Theft of private keys ...
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Vulnerabilities and Threats to Non Web Based Windows Applications

I believe that most people here are familiar with OWASP and their Top 10 project. When it comes to information systems these days it appears that there is a big focus on web application security and ...
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What are a few good lists of threats to use to kick-off conversations with others about what worries them?

To effectively communicate with business owners or executives on security, specifically with how people may harm their business, it often helps to discuss what types of people worry them. What are ...
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What are the likely threats to a public-facing DB instance?

Quick intro: Small company, VERY limited resources. I pretty much do everything including take out the trash. We've been running an instance of MySQL internally for years and it's worked OK, but I ...
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Resources for data on security incidents

What resources exist to research data on actual security incidents? I would prefer an online resource but offline resources are acceptable. The cost of access should be less than $100 (US) for ...
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Starting with sandbox development

I am looking for some security related project in which I can contribute and also learn something. Since I am new with this stuff It will be better if that project is less complex and digestible for a ...