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- TAGS: Oh No News, InfoSec, browser security, session tokens, session id
InfoSec; the language of security.
- Source: Session ID.
- Source: JSON Web
of Use: Copyleft, free content
- Source: Session
vs Token Based Authentication.
of Use: CC-BY-SA (with CC-BY-NC-SA elements).
- Source: Steal Application
Access Token. Adversaries can steal application access tokens as a
means of acquiring credentials to access remote systems and resources.
Application access tokens are used to make authorized API requests on
behalf of a user or service and are commonly used as a way to access
resources in cloud and container-based applications and
- Terms of
Use: Similar to CC-BY-SA
- Source: Analysis:
CircleCI attackers stole session cookie to bypass MFA.
- Terms of
Use: Section 8. CONTENT AND CONTENT LICENSES. NOT
- Source: How to Prevent
- Terms of
Use: Copyright, restrictive
- Additional Information.
- What is a "Data Breach"? A data breach is a security violation, in which sensitive, protected or confidential data is copied, transmitted, viewed, stolen, altered or used by an individual unauthorized to do so.
- What is "Malware"? Malware (a portmanteau for malicious software) is any software intentionally designed to cause disruption to a computer, server, client, or computer network, leak private information, gain unauthorized access to information or systems, deprive access to information, or which unknowingly interferes with the user's computer security and privacy.
- What is a "Payload"? In the context of a computer virus or worm, the payload is the portion of the malware which performs malicious action; deleting data, sending spam or encrypting data. In addition to the payload, such malware also typically has overhead code aimed at simply spreading itself, or avoiding detection.
- What is "Phishing"? Phishing is a form of social engineering where attackers deceive people into revealing sensitive information or installing malware such as ransomware. Phishing attacks have become increasingly sophisticated and often transparently mirror the site being targeted, allowing the attacker to observe everything while the victim is navigating the site, and transverse any additional security boundaries with the victim.
engineering (security) In the context of information security,
social engineering is the psychological
manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging
confidential information. A type of confidence trick for the purpose of
information gathering, fraud, or system access, it differs from a
traditional "con" in that it is often one of many steps in a more
complex fraud scheme.
- What is "Information
Security" (InfoSec)? Information security, sometimes shortened to
InfoSec, is the practice of protecting information by mitigating information risks. It
is part of information risk
- Information Security Attributes: Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (C.I.A.). Information Systems are composed in three main portions, hardware, software and communications with the purpose to help identify and apply information security industry standards, as mechanisms of protection and prevention, at three levels or layers: physical, personal and organizational. Essentially, procedures or policies are implemented to tell administrators, users and operators how to use products to ensure information security within the organizations.
- What is "Risk management"? Risk management is the identification, evaluation, and prioritization of risks followed by coordinated and economical application of resources to minimize, monitor, and control the probability or impact of unfortunate events or to maximize the realization of opportunities.
- What is a "Vulnerability" (computing)? Vulnerabilities are flaws in a computer system that weaken the overall security of the device/system. Vulnerabilities can be weaknesses in either the hardware itself, or the software that runs on the hardware.
- What is an "Attack Surface"? The attack surface of a software environment is the sum of the different points (for "attack vectors") where an unauthorized user (the "attacker") can try to enter data to or extract data from an environment. Keeping the attack surface as small as possible is a basic security measure.
- What is an "Attack Vector"? In computer security, an attack vector is a specific path, method, or scenario that can be exploited to break into an IT system, thus compromising its security. The term was derived from the corresponding notion of vector in biology. An attack vector may be exploited manually, automatically, or through a combination of manual and automatic activity.
- What is "Standardization"? Standardization is the process of implementing and developing technical standards based on the consensus of different parties that include firms, users, interest groups, standards organizations and governments. Standardization can help maximize compatibility, interoperability, safety, repeatability, or quality. It can also facilitate a normalization of formerly custom processes.
- What is a "Replay attack"? A replay attack is a form of network attack in which valid data transmission is maliciously or fraudulently repeated or delayed. Another way of describing such an attack is: "an attack on a security protocol using a replay of messages from a different context into the intended (or original and expected) context, thereby fooling the honest participant(s) into thinking they have successfully completed the protocol run."
- What is a "Man-in-the-middle attack"? In cryptography and computer security, a man-in-the-middle, ..., attack is a cyberattack where the attacker secretly relays and possibly alters the communications between two parties who believe that they are directly communicating with each other, as the attacker has inserted themselves between the two parties.
- What is "Transport Layer Security" (TLS)? Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a cryptographic protocol designed to provide communications security over a computer network. The protocol is widely used in applications such as email, instant messaging, and voice over IP, but its use in securing HTTPS remains the most publicly visible.
- What is a "Handshake" (computing)?. In computing, a handshake is a signal between two devices or programs, used to, e.g., authenticate, coordinate. An example is the handshaking between a hypervisor and an application in a guest virtual machine.
- What is Security
theater? The practice of taking security measures that are
considered to provide the feeling of improved security while doing
little or nothing to achieve it.
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