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attacker

A person or other entity such as a computer program that attempts to cause harm to an information system; for example, by unauthorized access or denial of service. Human attackers are also called "crackers" and "hackers." See attack.
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The middle attacker will try to "flick the ball on" to the other two attackers who run into the box.
He immediately identified his attacker claiming he was wearing the same outfit he wore the night of the alleged attack.
This attacker was also white, fair, and aged 18 to 20.
At the embassy in Damascus, as at most American embassies worldwide, a local guard force patrols outside the compound's walls while US Marine guards are mostly responsible for guarding classified documents and fighting off attackers inside compounds.
The first variant of DNS cache poisoning involves redirecting the nameserver of the attacker's domain to the nameserver of the target domain, then assigning that nameserver an IP address specified by the attacker.
Home Office statistics show that if an attacker asks you to go somewhere with them you are likely to end up dead or raped.
The attacker is described as white, with a bald or shaved head, around 24 years old, 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build, with facial stubble and blue eyes and wearing a white or cream t-shirt and blue faded jeans.
Given enough time and information, an attacker can learn to circumvent a firewall.
DNA tests have linked two attacks and police say all the descriptions of the attacker are similar.
Since it is relatively simple for attackers to direct Web browsers to an FTP URL, X-Force advises companies to take this flaw seriously.
Mohammad Umar, SP Cantonment told reporters at the crime scene that an attacker came out in a flash from a passengers wagon and opened indiscriminate firing on security checkpost at Gora Qabristan at Aman Chowk on UniversityKhyber road.
Jameel al-Shimari, announced the killing of a suicide attacker, driving a car bomb, when attempting to storm police center in Baladruz district, east of Baquba.