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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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  • single sign-on (SSO) - Single sign-on is a session and user authentication process in which a user can access multiple a...
  • Smurf Suite - The Smurf Suite is a collection of smartphone hacking and spyware tools that can remotely activat...
  • leaky app - A leaky app is a small software program – typically a mobile app – that transmits user data acros...
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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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  • hot mic (roving bug) - A hot mic, in a mobile security context, is a smartphone microphone that has been remotely activ...
  • gyroscope - A gyroscope is a device with a spinning disc or wheel mechanism that harnesses the principle of c...
  • hotword - Hotword is an audio listening module included with Google Chrome and Chromium, the open source ve...
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