Security

Definitions about security including malware vocabulary, security threats and countermeasures terminology, words about viruses and Trojans, access control, authorization and authentication.

Application security

Terms related to application security, including procedural definitions for preventing software vulnerabilities and words and phrases about secure code development.

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Authentication

Terms related to authentication, including security definitions about passwords and words and phrases about proving identity.

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Malware

Terms related to malware, including definitions about viruses and Trojans and other words and phrases about malicious software.

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Network security

Terms related to network security, including definitions about intrusion prevention and words and phrases about VPNs and firewalls.

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Security threats and countermeasures

Terms related to security threats, including definitions about anti-virus programs or firewalls and words and phrases about malware, viruses, Trojans and other security attacks.

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Spyware

Terms related to spyware, including definitions about malware and words and phrases about online advertising, adware and online privacy.

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  • encryption - Encryption is the conversion of electronic data into another form, called ciphertext, which canno...
  • firewall - A firewall is a network security system, either hardware or software based, that controls incomin...
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