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active threat

1. Any threat of a deliberate unauthorized change to the state of a data processing system. Note: For example, an active threat that would result in modification of messages, insertion of spurious messages, masquerade, or denial of service [2382-pt.8].2.The threat of a deliberate unauthorized change to the state of the system. Note: Examples of security-relevant active threats may be: modification of messages, replay of messages, insertion of spurious messages, masquerading as an authorized entity and denial of service [7498-2].


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