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the act of manipulating people into performing actions or divulging confidential information.
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A description of a state of benevolence that exists between two or more parties. A measurement of the confidence in a benign outcome of a transaction involving two or more parties.
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a method of bypassing normal authentication, securing illegal remote access to a computer while attempting to remain undetected.
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a mobile device which combines many of the basic features of personal computing such as email, media playback and web browsing, with the traditional features of a telephone.
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a way of organizing information on a storage device like a computer hard drive.
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Short message (or messaging) service, a system that enables cellular phone users to send and receive text messages.
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A Media Access Control address (MAC address) is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on the physical network segment.
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a security mechanism for containing and restricting untrusted programs. Such programs could contain malicious code, which would otherwise harm the user's system.
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Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) is a dictionary to describe known vulnerabilities.
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a web server application and set of feature extension modules created by Microsoft for use with Microsoft Windows.
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The elimination or reduction of the frequency, magnitude, or severity of exposure to risks, or minimization of the potential impact of a threat or warning.
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For questions about development of software which takes advantage of exploits (vulnerabilities in security systems).
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the act of looking on the processes or systems for performance, supervision and surveillance.
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IP spoofing, also known as IP address forgery or a host file hijack, is a hijacking technique in which a cracker masquerades as a trusted host to conceal his identity, spoof a Web site, hijack browser…
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DO NOT USE THIS TAG! For questions about CSRF-tokens, use [CSRF]. For questions about session IDs, use [session-management]. For questions about OAuth tokens, use [oauth] and [oauth2]. For questions h…
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a set of predefined rules to reversibly transform a piece of information in a certain representation into a completely different representation. The other way round is called decoding.
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a process for reporting that a certificate should no longer be trusted to the cert's issuing CA. The CA then places the cert on its CRL, and responds "REVOKED" to any OCSP re…
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Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. A protocol for delivering e-mail from an end user to a server for storage and later retrieval by the intended recipient.
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Software created with the purpose to spy on users, collecting data, or performing other actions, that might be useful to attackers.
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software that enables continued privileged access to a computer while actively hiding its presence from administrators by subverting standard operating system functionality or other appli…
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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 set of cloud services offered by Amazon.
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a disk encryption add-on for Windows, Linux and other operating systems. It is no longer maintained.
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a hashing algorithm.
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a collection of computers that are under the control of a person or group, usually facilitated by malware. These computers are often used to take part in DDoS attacks and spamming.
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the property of maintaining the secrecy of an asset. In other words, confidentiality means protecting against the threat of disclosure. It is one of the three key security propertie…
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An application that allows a user to configure the tables provided by the Linux firewall. iptables is succeeded by nftables as of 2014.
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Network packet consisting of routing information and a payload. Most commonly an Internet Protocol (IP) packet. For questions about packet vulnerabilities, or tools like wireshark that directly manipu…
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the ability to connect to a remote computer, see an image of that computer's desktop and interact with it as if it were local.
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a secure coprocessor found in some x86-based computers that provides cryptographic operations and system integrity measurements.
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releasing information about security issues to the general public or a selected group.
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a practice used to identify and assess factors that may jeopardize the success of a project or achieving a goal. Security Risk Analysis or Risk Assessment could be Quantitative and Qu…
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the act of exploiting a bug, design flaw or configuration oversight in an operating system or software application to gain elevated access throughout the environment
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elements that prove your identity to a system, for example a username and password or a client-side certificate. It is usually used to describe elements supplied by…
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the process of moving packets across a network from one host to another. It is usually performed by dedicated devices called routers.