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the process of establishing the authenticity of a person or other entity. Not to be confused with authorization - defining access rights to resources.
a signing technology used to apply digital signatures to software. It is used to provide author information and prevent modification of executables, including drivers.
the process of determining whether a user, program or device is allowed to access a protected resource in a particular way. Not to be confused with authentication.
the use of software to control the execution of tests, the comparison of actual outcomes to predicted outcomes, the setting up of test preconditions, and other test control and test…
the property of ensuring that an asset can be used when it is needed. In other words, availability protects against the threat of denial of service. It is one of the three key security…
a method of bypassing normal authentication, securing illegal remote access to a computer while attempting to remain undetected.
the process of making copies (a backup) of data which may be used to restore the original after a data loss event.
A USB device firmware hack allowing the device to spoof other USB devices when plugged into a computer, and run code on the victim's machine.
Use for questions about security practices used by banks and other financial institutions.
a unix shell. It lets the user run commands on the host machine in as a text based program. Questions using this tag should either be related to vulnerabilities of bas…
a "Unix shell": a command-line interface for interacting with the operating system. It is widely available, being the default shell on many GNU/Linux distributions and on Mac OSX, with ports e…
A plain text file containing a list of commands to be executed in sequence by the command line interpreter.
an adaptive cryptographic hash function for passwords. It incorporate a salt to protect against rainbow table attacks and is also an adaptive hash - over time it can be made slower and slowe…
an attack against SSL/TLS versions up to TLS 1.0.
a set of methods related to unique identification of people based on physiological or behavioural traits
a software that is stored on a non-volatile ROM chip on the motherboard and BIOS is the first code run by a PC when powered on.
a distributed crypto-currency. General questions about bitcoin, other crypto-currencies and their environment not directly relating to security are better suited for bitcoin.stackexchange.c…
A logical volume encryption feature included with specific versions of Microsoft Windows Vista and later.
A decentralized, peer-to-peer communications protocol with trustless end-to-end encryption of both metadata and payload data, and spoofing prevention.
the slow deterioration in the performance and integrity of data stored on storage media. It is also known by the names bit decay, data rot, data decay and silent corruption.
Bitsquatting refers to the registration of a domain names one bit different than a popular domain.