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Definition Edit

A direct attack is

[a]n attack on a system based on deficiencies in the underlying algorithms, principles, or properties of a security mechanism.[1]

Overview Edit

In a direct attack, "the attacker addresses attacking packets to the intended victim(s)."[2]

References Edit

  1. ITU, "Compendium of Approved ITU-T Security Definitizons," at 17 (Feb. 2003 ed.) (full-text).
  2. IETF Network Working Group, Internet Security Glossary, Version 2 (RFC 4949) (Aug. 2007).

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