Questions tagged [terminology]

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What is the proper terminology and base CVSS score for the following cache related behaviour?

An interface (website/application) that requires authentication should have a proper HTTP caching mechanism. When it doesn't, it allows an attacker to browse back after logout or read the cache in ...
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Terminology (analogy?) for losing control of a secret due to re-sharing

Regarding sharing a password/access/secret to someone... and then you don't have control whether they will also share this on, and potentially it could/will end up publicly known, thus insecure. The ...
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Vocabulary matters: link between faults and weaknesses

I am trying to make the link between faults and weaknesses (As defined by Common Weaknesses Enumeration, a MITRE project). The word "fault" is generally used in the reliability domain, to designate ...
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Privacy terminology: Online privacy vs Internet Privacy vs Digital Privacy

While, to my eyes, Digital Privacy is the broader term ( anything digital whether online or not), I have seen all 3 used interchangeably (i.e: link vs title). Also, despite having different entries in ...
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Does “assesse” have a particular meaning in information security?

From this job description, bold added: The human factors expert is needed to conduct research on human subjects that perform tasks for full spectrum cyber operations. The researcher will define, ...
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SNMP - need help with terminology

In many resources, I see that community strings are also called default passwords. But in the Server Manager, I see "Community name" and it makes more sense. So why people often use the phrase "...
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Is there a common general placeholder name for the “protected secret”?

I wonder if there is a general name for the "protected information" that you are trying to protect. Sometimes it's a code or a password or a token and I would like to know if there is a word for ...
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What is the term to describe “Transitivity” in network security?

If A's security is breached, while A and B are in the same network, then B's security is breached. I can imagine this could happen to computer networks, but also to social networks; for example if ...