Web application security Definitions

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  • S

    SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)

    Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a networking protocol designed for securing connections between web clients and web servers over an insecure network, such as the internet.

  • T

    threat modeling

    Threat modeling is a procedure for optimizing network security by identifying objectives and vulnerabilities, and then defining countermeasures to prevent, or mitigate the effects of, threats to the system...

  • trigraph

    A trigraph is a three-character replacement for a special or nonstandard character in a text file.

  • V

    vandal

    A vandal is an executable file, usually an applet or an ActiveX control, associated with a Web page that is designed to be harmful, malicious, or at the very least inconvenient to the user.

  • W

    Web application firewall (WAF)

    A Web application firewall (WAF) is a firewall that monitors, filters or blocks traffic to and from a Web application. WAFs are especially useful to companies that provide products or services over the Internet.

  • Web filter

    A Web filter is a program that can screen an incoming Web page to determine whether some or all of it should not be displayed to the user.

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