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

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

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  • Robert Morris worm - The Robert Morris worm is widely acknowledged as the first computer worm to be distributed across...
  • Kaptoxa - Kaptoxa (pronounced kar-toe-sha) is a type of point-of-sale (POS) malware designed to compromise ...
  • Rescator - Rescator is the name of an underground online forum which allegedly sold credit card data stolen ...
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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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Terms related to spyware, including definitions about malware and words and phrases about online advertising, adware and online privacy.

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  • industrial espionage - Industrial espionage is the covert and sometimes illegal practice of investigating competitors, u...
  • adware - Generically, adware (spelled all lower case) is any software application in which advertising ban...
  • barnacle - In a computer, a barnacle is unwanted programming, such as adware or spyware, that is downloaded ...
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