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access control

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A trusted process that limits access to the resources and objects of a computer system in accordance with a security model. The process can be implemented by reference to a stored table...

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account name

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A series of letters and digits which uniquely identifies an account on a computer or on a network.

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automatic lockout

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

Some operating systems allow the system administrator to specify the number of incorrect log-ins that are allowed to an account before the operating system prevents any more attempts to...

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demo account

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

An account on a network which has been created for some demonstration purpose: for example, to show some software at a trade fair. Often these accounts have easy-to-remember passwords such...

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dormant account

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

An account on a networked system which has not been used for some time. The two most common reasons for this are that the user who owns the account has left the organization that runs the...

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group accounts

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

An account associated with a group of users. Group accounts can be used to associate a series of access controls with a group of users: for example, ensuring that the group can only read or...

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joe

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

An account which has the same password and account name. Such accounts are easy to break into since a cracker can easily discover the account name.

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throwaway account

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An account which is acquired from an Internet service provider for the sole purpose of sending spam. Such accounts are temporary: they are used for a number of spams and then either the ISP...

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