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Re: On classifying attacks
From: "Dustin D. Trammell" <dtrammell () citadel com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 11:24:39 -0500

On Sun, 2005-07-17 at 01:58 -0700, Crispin Cowan wrote:
Yet none of them capture the distinction Derek pointed out, and so
perhaps we need a new term. We could say that attacks against connected
programs like BIND and Gaim are "synchronous" and attacks that involve
sending now for impact later such as e-mailed malware are "asynchronous".

I have seen the terms "active" and "passive" used quite frequently to
differentiate between these two conditions.

Dustin D. Trammell
Vulnerability Remediation Alchemist
Citadel Security Software, Inc.

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