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SAM

See Security Accounts Manager (SAM).

sandbox

A set of rules used when creating a Java applet that prevents certain functions when the applet is sent as part of a web page.

scanning

The process that attackers use to gather information about how a network is configured.

screened host

A router that is in front of a server on the private network. Typically, this server does packet filtering before reaching the firewall/proxy server that services the internal network.

secret key

See private key.

Secure Electronic Transaction (SET)

A protocol developed by Visa and MasterCard for secure credit card transactions. The protocol is becoming an accepted standard by many companies. SET provides encrypted credit card numbers over the Internet, ...

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