• SYN flood (half open attack)

    SYN flooding is a method that the user of a hostile client program can use to conduct a denial-of-service (DoS) attack on a computer server.

  • digital certificate

    A digital certificate is an electronic "passport" that allows a person, computer or organization to exchange information securely over the Internet using the public key infrastructure (PKI). A digi...

  • COBIT

    COBIT  is a framework for developing, implementing, monitoring and improving information technology (IT) governance and management practices.

  • computer forensics (cyber forensics)

    Computer forensics is the application of investigation and analysis techniques to gather and preserve evidence from a particular computing device in a way that is suitable for presentation in a cou...

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  • mail bomb

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

  • 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. 

  • masquerade

    In general, a masquerade is a disguise. 

  • live capture

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

  • 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. 

  • Kerberos

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

  • 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. 

  • 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). 

  • 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 enterprises in the group... (Continued) 

  • footprinting

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