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attack

1. Music decisiveness in beginning a passage, movement, or piece
2. Music the speed with which a note reaches its maximum volume

Attack

 

a combination of fire and swift movements of units and subunits in order to strike and rout the enemy. An attack is carried out by the coordinated efforts of the various combat arms; it is completed by point-blank firing and the use of hand grenades and side arms (bayonets and other weapons). Infantry, cavalry, tank, air, torpedo (in naval combat), and other forms of attack may be distinguished. The forms of attack have changed considerably as a result of the development of war matériel, organization of troops, and quality of personnel. In modern combined arms combat an attack is carried out by tank and motorized rifle troops with the support of artillery fire and air strikes; the attack is secured by engineering, chemical, and other special troops. An attack is carried out at the start of an offensive from march column or from an occupied position in direct contact with the enemy. The artillery and aviation carry out preparation fire and provide fire support during the attack. Motorized rifle troops attack most frequently behind tanks, moving either on foot or in armored personnel carriers. A successful attack requires careful preparation and the organization of efficient cooperation. Cavalry attacks were of great importance in combat operations until the early 20th century, and they played an important role during the Civil War in the USSR. Air attacks against hostile air forces are carried out by single fighter planes and groups of fighters. In naval combat, attacks are carried out by all the combat arms of the navy—most frequently, naval aviation, submarines, and torpedo boats.

What does it mean when you dream about an attack?

If one is being attacked in a dream, it can reflect feelings about something threatening in one’s environment. Defensiveness. The same kind of dream can mean feeling threatened by one’s own repressed aggressiveness, anger, or sexuality, especially if one is being attacked by an animal. If one is the attacker, it can reflect everything from self-assertiveness to the desire to attack something or someone in one’s environment. “Attack” can also be used as a metaphor, as in attacks of hunger, illness, conscience, guilt, etc.

attack

An assault against a computer system or network as a result of deliberate, intelligent action; for example, denial of service attacks, penetration and sabotage. See attacker, attack vector, brute force attack, dictionary attack, denial of service attack, replay attack, piggybacking, penetration and sabotage.

Attack

(dreams)
Research shows that the content of most dreams is more frequently unpleasant than pleasant. Most people have experienced violent dreams or dreams in which they are being attacked. To understand your dream, consider all of its details and think about whether you are the attacker or the one being attacked. If you are being attacked, then maybe you are feeling somewhat vulnerable in some area of your daily life. If you are doing the attacking, it may be that you are releasing some of your frustrations and anger while expressing negative feelings in ways that you are unable to do in daily life.
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The security design in most of our networks comes from the same mindset, where perimeter defense is deemed essential in order to protect the network from being attacked.
The warning did not mention specific agencies or firms that had been attacked.
NATO and the Pentagon acknowledged that NATO warplanes had attacked a military convoy in the same area but said they had not targeted civilians.
With patented DPI techniques and high-performance attack traffic processing systems, CloudShield successfully protected several e-commerce sites that were attacked during the recent Christmas online shopping season.
The first honeypots to ever be developed, sacrificial lambs are simply computers designed with the sole purpose of being attacked.
Creighton said one client of hers had been attacked by dogs, resulting in panic attacks so severe that she was barely able to leave her home.
Neighborhood Watch brings the power of massively distributed systems, each using the Internet in different ways and being attacked in different ways, to increase the overall awareness and protection of the users in the program," said Ross Brown, eEye's CEO.
Tests of a leading SIP proxy product and a leading firewall product also verified that these products can be successfully attacked very easily with significantly lower levels of traffic than the Net-Net SD.
The second most common attack was the TCP SYN Flood Denial of Service Attacked, which was launched by 12 percent of attackers.
Since the end of last year, however, it has been apparent that the phishers have been focusing on the financial sector and, within that, their attentions have been directed toward smaller institutions; even a state credit union was attacked, in the last month," said APWG Secretary General Peter Cassidy.
Fraudsters have begun attacking banks that have hardly been attacked till now, and hitting them suddenly in mass numbers.
To effectively guard against DDoS assaults it is essential to understand how an application and infrastructure will perform when attacked.