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A data-driven attack (also written data driven attack) is

a form of attack in which the attack is encoded in innocent-seeming data, which is executed by a user or other software to implement an attack.[1]
[a] form of attack used by crackers which is characterized by its being encoded inside innocuous data which is then executed by a user or other software to implement the attack.[2]
[a] form of attack that is encoded in innocuous-seeming data executed by a user or other software to implement an attack.[3]

Overview Edit

"Data-driven attacks are a serious concern even to protected systems because they may get through firewalls in data form and launch an attack on the system behind the firewall."[4]

References Edit

  1. Information Security Guide 2 - Glossary.
  2. Consolidated List of Glossary Terms.
  3. Information Technology Security Handbook, Annex 1, Glossary.
  4. Id.

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