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  • cut-and-paste attack

    A cut-and-paste attack is an assault on the integrity of a security system in which the attacker substitutes a section of ciphertext (encrypted text) with a different section that looks like (but is not the same as) the one removed. 

  • cipher block chaining (CBC)

    Cipher block chaining (CBC) is a mode of operation for a block cipher (one in which a sequence of bits are encrypted as a single unit or block with a cipher key applied to the entire block). 

  • How secure are document scanners and other 'scan to email' appliances?

    Copiers and document scanners have always posed challenges for information security teams. In this SearchSecurity.com Q&A, Michael Cobb reveals how the right policies can control the use (and abuse) of these devices. 

  • plaintext

    In cryptography, plaintext is ordinary readable text before being encrypted into ciphertext or after being decrypted. 

  • steganography

    Steganography (pronounced STEHG-uh-NAH-gruhf-ee, from Greek steganos, or "covered," and graphie, or "writing") is the hiding of a secret message within an ordinary message and the extraction of it at its destination. 

  • Escrowed Encryption Standard (EES)

    The Escrowed Encryption Standard (EES) is a standard for encrypted communications that was approved by the U.S. Department of Commerce in 1994 and is better known by the name of an implementation called the Clipper chip. 

  • anonymous email

    Anonymous e-mail is e-mail that has been directed to a recipient through a third-party server that does not identify the originator of the message. 

  • cipher

    A cipher (pronounced SAI-fuhr) is any method of encrypting text (concealing its readability and meaning). 

  • Rijndael

    Rijndael (pronounced rain-dahl) is the algorithm that has been selected by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as the candidate for the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). 

  • ClamAV clamps down on e-mail security

    In this monthly Downloads column, contributing editor Scott Sidel examines Clam AntiVirus, an open source antivirus toolkit for Unix, specializing in email scanning on mail gateways.