Security Definitions - Glossary from WhatIs.com

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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  • blacklist - A blacklist, in IT, is a collection of entities that are blocked from communicating with or loggi...
  • mobile spyware - Mobile spyware is used by companies monitoring, tracking or spying on employees or customers, par...
  • Trojan horse - A Trojan horse is a program that appears harmless but is, in fact, malicious. Attackers have long...
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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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  • SS7 attack - While the SS7 network is fundamental to cellphones and its operators, the security of the design ...
  • mobile spyware - Mobile spyware is used by companies monitoring, tracking or spying on employees or customers, par...
  • hot mic (roving bug) - A hot mic, in a mobile security context, is a smartphone microphone that has been remotely activ...
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