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The process of decoding data that has been encrypted into a secret format.
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A telephone, or phone, is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are not in the same vicinity of each other to be heard directly.
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Firefox is a Web browser that is smaller, faster, and in some ways more secure than the Netscape browser from which much of its code was derived.
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Programs that map out a network to figure out which computers and services are available to be exploited.
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An operating system developed by Microsoft released July 2015 and designed to run across devices with multiple form factors - PC, tablet, smartphone, Xbox and HoloLens.
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Security protocol (IEEE 802.11i) developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance to protect wireless networks.
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HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is a language used to create web pages using tags inline with the content to indicate to browsers how to display that content, using the tags to interpret formatting, …
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A description and set of rules for the ordered exchange of structured information designed with the goal of protecting the security of the system.
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Wireshark is a graphical packet capture and analyser open-source software. It can be used for a variety of network communication analysis tasks like protocol development and troubleshooting. It shows …
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Computer memory refers to a physical device that is used to store sequences of instructions (programs) or data (program state information) on a temporary or permanent basis for use in a computer.
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Related to the laws and regulations imposed by governments, the enforcement of those laws, and legal and judicial process including investigation and trial. Note that if your question matches this de…
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Key generation is the process of generating keys for cryptography. A key is used to encrypt and decrypt whatever data is being encrypted/decrypted.
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The Internet is a global network consisting of many networks connecting billions of devices together via a variety of network technologies.
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Software which includes anti-spyware, anti-rootkit, anti-phishing, and other technologies that attempt to identify and/or block malicious programs.
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Cloud computing is about hardware-based services involving computing, network and storage capacities. These services are provided on-demand, hosted by the cloud provider and can easily scale up and do…
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Secure Hash Algorithm is a family of cryptographic hash functions published by NIST. This includes SHA-1, and the SHA-2 and SHA-3 families of functions.
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Ubuntu is a Linux version derived from Debian. For questions about Ubuntu that are not about security, please post on [AskUbuntu.SE].
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For questions relating to protocols for distributing public keys, and / or establishing session keys with another party. Examples of key exchange protocols include Diffie-Hellman and IKE.
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Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) is a transport layer protocol that provides a connection-oriented data stream service with guaranteed, in-order delivery.
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WordPress is an open source content management system running on PHP and MySQL, and often used as a blog engine. Specific Wordpress questions are best asked at https://wordpress.stackexchange.com
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Integrity is the property of preventing unauthorized modifications of an asset. In other words, integrity protects against the threat of tampering. It is one of the three key security properties of an…
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A kind of attack in which one system, program, or user successfully masquerades as another.
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The C programming language, commonly used for low-level programming
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File upload means sending a file from a local system to a remote system such as a server or another client with the intent that the remote system should store a copy of the file being transferred.
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the process of tightening security on a system.
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a method for constructing a message authentication code based on a cryptographic hash function.
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Asymmetric cryptography, or public-key cryptography, is the foundation of security protocols that do not require shared secrets.
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Facebook is an online social networking service founded in February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg.
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Aspects of compliance with regulations, standards, laws, and policies.
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Ransomware is a lethal kind of Malware that Encrypts your harddrive(s) and holds them hostage, providing the decryption key if you pay the hostage-taker(s) money (well-known variants are the FBI Virus…
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Diffie-Hellman is a method for establishing a shared secret that can be used as a cryptographic key.
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The iPhone is a line of smart phones designed by Apple Inc, running Apple's iOS mobile operating system. The first generation iPhone was released in 2007 and has followed an annual release schedule si…
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Client-side refers to operations that are performed by the client in a client–server relationship in a computer network.
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a cryptographic hash function with a 128-bit (16-byte) output, now deprecated
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For questions about names of attacks, vulnerabilities, concepts, etc.
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Defense is the use of security countermeasures to protect the integrity of the information assets in an IT system and/or infrastructure.
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