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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…
A description and set of rules for the ordered exchange of structured information designed with the goal of protecting the security of the system.
High-level dynamic language developed by Guido van Rossum, particularly popular for server-side web programming and scripting.
Security protocol (IEEE 802.11i) developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance to protect wireless networks.
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 …
The process of decoding data that has been encrypted into a secret format.
Software which includes anti-spyware, anti-rootkit, anti-phishing, and other technologies that attempt to identify and/or block malicious programs.
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.
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, …
the process of generating keys for cryptography. A key is used to encrypt and decrypt whatever data is being encrypted/decrypted.
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.
a global network consisting of many networks connecting billions of devices together via a variety of network technologies.
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…
a family of cryptographic hash functions published by NIST. This includes SHA-1, and the SHA-2 and SHA-3 families of functions.
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.
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.
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
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…
a transport layer protocol that provides a connection-oriented data stream service with guaranteed, in-order delivery.
the process of tightening security on a system.
a Linux version derived from Debian. For questions about Ubuntu that are not about security, please post on [AskUbuntu.SE].
Aspects of compliance with regulations, standards, laws, and policies.
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…
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.
a method for constructing a message authentication code based on a cryptographic hash function.
A kind of attack in which one system, program, or user successfully masquerades as another.
an online social networking service founded in February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg.
a method for establishing a shared secret that can be used as a cryptographic key.
The C programming language, commonly used for low-level programming
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…
Asymmetric cryptography, or public-key cryptography, is the foundation of security protocols that do not require shared secrets.
the randomness collected by an operating system or application for use in cryptography or other uses that require random data. This randomness is often collected from hardware…
a cryptographic hash function with a 128-bit (16-byte) output, now deprecated
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…
Formal education and training in preparation for the practice of a profession.
the act of discovering and/or determining the existence, presence, or fact of something.