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For questions about names of attacks, vulnerabilities, concepts, etc.
the use of security countermeasures to protect the integrity of the information assets in an IT system and/or infrastructure.
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 program that monitors and analyzes network traffic, detecting bottlenecks and problems.
a Web application framework developed and marketed by Microsoft to allow programmers to build dynamic Web sites, Web applications and Web services.
Access control based on user, group, or global access.
a fingernail-sized integrated circuit that is often embedded in a credit-card-sized plastic sheet. Smart cards are used as identification badges, banking cards, SIM in m…
a small piece of code used as the payload in the exploitation of a software vulnerability. It is called "shellcode" because it typically starts a command shell fro…
being kept in memory/on disks, most frequently being applied to databases, media banks and backup-recovery solutions.
an open source network intrusion detection and prevention system (NIDS/NIPS).
A software (and sometimes hardware) module which perform keystroke logging (more often called keylogging or "keyloggers"), which is the action of tracking (or logging) the keys struck on a keyboard, t…
An open source virtual private networking application written by James Yoan and published under the General Public License (GPL).
the property of an object which allows it to be uniquely specified.
Storage drives connected by USB devices known otherwise as flash drive, USB stick, USB key and thumb drive. Also includes larger storage devices such as portable hard drives.
a protocol suite for securing Internet Protocol (IP) communications by authenticating and encrypting each IP packet of a communication session. IPsec also include…
Use for questions about security practices used by banks and other financial institutions.
an attack technique which sends spoofed Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) messages to Local Area Network (LAN). The idea is to identify attacker's MAC address as the address of another…
The art of responding to incidents in an organized and thoughtful manner.
the process of discovering the technological principles of a human made device, object or system through analysis of its structure, function and operation.
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…
a collection of computer programs and related data that provides the instructions for telling a computer what to do and how to do it.
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.
a directory service created by Microsoft for Windows domain networks. It provides a central location for network administration and security.
the identification, assessment, and prioritization of risks - defined in ISO 31000 as the effect of uncertainty on objectives, whether positive or negative - followed by coordinated…
For questions about the step of the SSL/TLS handshake where the cipher is negotiated between the client and the server. This tag could also be used for questions about which ciphers to support in your…
a technique for making web resources available under more than one URL address, or moved to a different location while maintaining compatibility with previously published URLs.
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…
Applications or informational pages, distributed via HTTP or HTTPS, using a web server. Pages are typically interconnected by hyperlinks and may contain forms or even entire applications.
the act of manipulating people into performing actions or divulging confidential information.
One-time password (OTP) protocols and implementations (software and hardware)
a way of organizing information on a storage device like a computer hard drive.