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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  • shadow app - Shadow apps are software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications that are used on business networks but ...
  • TailsOS - TailsOS is a LiveDistro-based operating system that is configured to run from removable storage a...
  • soft token - A soft token is a software-based security token that generates a single-use login PIN. Tradition...
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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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  • active attack - An active attack is a network exploit in which a hacker attempts to make changes to data on the t...
  • passive attack - A passive attack is a network attack in which a system is monitored and sometimes scanned for ope...
  • cryptography - Cryptography is a method of storing and transmitting data in a particular form so that only those...
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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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