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A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

MySQL is an open-source relational database management system.
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A set of requirements regarding password creation, storage, and usage. These requirements often constrain several characteristics of passwords. So, a password policy is a set of rules designed to enha…
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Metasploit is an open source exploitation framework that acts as a tool for developing and executing exploit code against a remote target machine
A router is a networking device that routes forwards between networks. A router generally has two or more data connections allowing data to be routed between networks.
A buffer overflow, or buffer overrun, is an anomaly where a program, while writing data to a buffer, overruns the buffer's boundary and overwrites adjacent memory.
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Distributed Denial Of Service (DDOS) is the intentional paralyzing of a computer network by flooding it with data sent simultaneously from many individual computers (so-called zombies) which are used …
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Application Programming Interface; a set of routines, protocols, tools or endpoints used in software development.
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iOS is Apple's operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
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Virtualization is the creation of a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, such as an operating system, a server, a storage device or network resources.
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The process of encrypting individual files on a storage medium and permitting access to the encrypted data only after proper authentication is provided.
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Wireless security topics including 802.11, Bluetooth, and others.
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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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Payment cards. For questions about storing credit card numbers, see also pci-dss. For questions involving the physical object, see also smartcard (if the card has a chip).
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macOS (formerly Mac OS X and OS X) is a series of Unix-based graphical interface operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc.
Denial of Service (DoS) is a family of attacks that attempt to force a target to use up resources (CPU time, memory, bandwidth etc) by flooding a target with useless packets, connections or tasks.
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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.
Intrusion Detection System, a system for detecting and alerting based on behavior.
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Data-leakage is the uncontrolled, unauthorized transmission of classified information from a data centre or computer system to the outside. Such leakage can be accomplished by physical removal of data…
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X.509 is a standard for a public key infrastructure used for authentication and access control. X.509 specifies standard formats for certificates, revocation lists, attribute certificates, and path va…
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Spam is the use of electronic messaging systems (including most broadcast media, digital delivery systems) to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately.
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The operating system is the software component that provides abstraction of physical hardware, and provides a generalized model for application software to execute without the need for specific hardwa…
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inserting malicious content, usually code (like SQL, Javascript) into a vulnerable application. Is used only if there is no more specific injection tag available (see tag wiki)
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In computer networking a port is a software construct serving as a communications endpoint in a computer's host OS.
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The use of physical measures (such as locks and tamper-proofing) or policies (such as Clean Desk) in order to protect sensitive information from unauthorized access.
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A piece of software and or hardware designed to detect the presence of vulnerabilities in an IT system.
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A JSON Web Token (JWT) is a signed token provided by a server to a client which can be used to validate certain claims, e.g. identity, that can be used for a third party, e.g. a service provider.
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A runtime, architecture, and libraries for Microsoft Windows used for creating applications.
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The generation of random or pseudorandom data, and the use of randomness in security protocols
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Specific to logging of alerts, activities and actions. This also covers user's history managed by software such as browsers.
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An abreviation for REpresentational State Transfer. A design pattern for stateless client-server systems. Popular in the implementation of web services.
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OAuth2 is the industry-standard protocol for access delegation, commonly used to grant applications access to user information on other applications without giving them the passwords. Not backward co…
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A vulnerability which is known to the designers, implementers, or operators of the system, but has not been corrected.
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A salt is a random addition to a password to make the hashed password less susceptible to a lookup table attack
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High-level dynamic language developed by Guido van Rossum, particularly popular for server-side web programming and scripting.
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The process of decoding data that has been encrypted into a secret format.
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A web service is application that provides a standard means of interoperating between different software applications, running on a variety of platforms and/or frameworks - typically using HTTP or HTT…
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