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SATAN


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Acronym for Security Administrator Tool for Analysing Networks. A tool that system administrators can use for examining their networks to detect whether there are any security flaws. The tool has proved very controversial when it is used outside the network rather than by a system administrator and is readily available to anyone who uses the Internet. Consequently it can be, and has been, used by crackers attempting to infiltrate a computer network.

Subjects: Computing.


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