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Definitions Edit

General Edit

To tamper means to interfere with or damage something.

System Edit

To tamper means to

[m]ake an unauthorized modification in a system that alters the system's functioning in a way that degrades the security services that the system was intended to provide.[1]
[t]o deliberately alter a system's logic, data, or control information to cause the system to perform unauthorized functions or services.[2]

References Edit

  1. Internet Security Glossary, at 301.
  2. SANS Glossary of Security Terms.

See also Edit

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