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Definition Edit

A trusted path is

[a] mechanism by which a user (through an input device) can communicate directly with the security functions of the information system with the necessary confidence to support the system security policy. This mechanism can only be activated by the user or the security functions of the information system and cannot be imitated by untrusted software.[1]

References Edit

  1. NIST, Guide for Developing Security Plans for Federal Information Systems 40 (NIST Special Publication 800-18, rev. 1) (Feb. 2006).

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