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An attempt to exploit a weakness in a system, either for nefarious or research reasons. Questions with this tag should be about designing, carrying out, or defending against the attack itself, rather …
Attack vectors are methods and channels used by attackers during a hacking attempt.
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For questions about the assessment of software, hardware, systems, people, processes, procedures, projects, etc, that are somehow related to the security of an organization or product. Often these are…
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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.
Microsoft Authenticode is a signing technology used to apply digital signatures to software. It is used to provide author information and prevent modification of executables, including drivers.
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Authorization is 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.
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Test automation is 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…
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Availability is 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…
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) are a set of cloud services offered by Amazon.
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A cloud computing platform offered by Microsoft.
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A backdoor is a method of bypassing normal authentication, securing illegal remote access to a computer while attempting to remain undetected.
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Backing up is the process of making copies (a backup) of data which may be used to restore the original after a data loss event.
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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.
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Use for questions about security practices used by banks and other financial institutions.
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The Bourne-again shell (Bash) is 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…
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Bash is 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…
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A plain text file containing a list of commands to be executed in sequence by the command line interpreter.
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BBCode (short for Bulletin Board Code) is a markup language commonly used by forum software.
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BCrypt is 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…
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BEAST is an attack against SSL/TLS versions up to TLS 1.0.
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Browser Exploitation Framework Project
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