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Definitions Edit

Computing Edit

A collision occurs when two or more demands are made simultaneously on computer equipment that can handle only one demand at a time.

Computer network Edit

On an Ethernet network, a collision occurs when two devices connected to the same physical segment attempt to transmit at the same time. When collisions are detected, devices delay retransmission for a brief, randomly selected period.

Vulnerabilities Edit

A collision occurs when a two (or more) researchers independently find the same vulnerability.[1]

References Edit

  1. Zero Days, Thousands of Nights, Glossary, at 104.

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