June 2007 | Archive by Month | SearchSecurity.com | Page 6

June 2007

  • promiscuous mode

    In a network, promiscuous mode allows a network device to intercept and read each network packet that arrives in its entirety. This mode of operation is sometimes given to a network snoop server t...

  • salt

    In password protection, salt is a random string of data used to modify a password hash.

  • session replay

    Session replay is a scheme a cracker uses to masquerade as an authorized user on an interactive Web site... (Continued)

  • RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service)

    Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) is a client/server protocol and software that enables remote access servers to communicate with a central server to authenticate dial-in users an...

  • spam cocktail (or anti-spam cocktail)

    A spam cocktail (or anti-spam cocktail) is the use of several different technologies in combination to successfully identify and minimize spam. The use of multiple mechanisms increases the accuracy...

  • NCSA

    NCSA at the University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois is the home of the first Web browser that had a graphical user interface.

  • passphrase

    A passphrase is a string of characters longer than the usual password (which is typically from four to 16 characters long) that is used in creating a digital signature (an encoded signature that pr...

  • password

    A password is an unspaced sequence of characters used to determine that a computer user requesting access to a computer system is really that particular user.

  • mail bomb

    A mail bomb is the sending of a massive amount of e-mail to a specific person or system.

  • Kerberos

    Kerberos is a secure method for authenticating a request for a service in a computer network.

  • logon (or login)

    In general computer usage, logon is the procedure used to get access to an operating system or application, usually in a remote computer.

  • masquerade

    In general, a masquerade is a disguise.

  • munging

    Munging is the deliberate alteration of an e-mail address on a Web page to hide the address from spambot programs that scour the Internet for e-mail addresses.

  • live capture

    Live capture is the act or method of gathering biometric data from an individual while the individual is physically present.

  • Joe job

    A Joe job is an e-mail spoofing exploit in which someone sends out huge volumes of spam that appear to be from someone other than the actual source.

  • footprinting

    In the study of DNA, footprinting is the method used to identify the nucleic acid sequence that binds with proteins.

  • HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection)

    HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) is a specified method from Intel for protecting copyrighted digital entertainment content that uses the Digital Video Interface (DVI) by encrypting ...

  • federated identity management (FIM)

    Federated Identity Management (FIM) is an arrangement that can be made among multiple enterprises that lets subscribers use the same identification data to obtain access to the networks of all ente...

  • IP spoofing (IP address forgery or a host file hijack)

    IP spoofing, also known as IP address forgery, is a hijacking technique in which the attacker masquerades as a trusted host to conceal his identity, hijack browsers, or gain access to a network. T...

  • graphical password or graphical user authentication (GUA)

    A graphical password is an authentication system that works by having the user select from images, in a specific order, presented in a graphical user interface (GUI).