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random file

A file organized via an index. Also called a "direct file" or a "direct access file," it enables quick access to specific records or other elements within the file rather than having to read the file sequentially. The index points to a specific location within the file, and the file is read from that point. Contrast with sequential file. See direct access.
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The virus will choose a random file from your hard drive and forward it to all recipients in your Microsoft Outlook address book.
Adaptec DirectCD _ packet writing software delivers a hard drive-like user interface allowing random file write, rewrite and erase capabilities
In a batch program at night, Farmers grabs a selected number of random files from the database and sends an e-mail invitation that will be in the call center representative's in-box in the morning.
Once initiated the hacker is able to launch a wide range of attacks on the computer that could include opening random files on the target machine, thus causing potential denial of service attacks.
As long ago as 2001, the Sircam computer virus started stealing random files from host computers, infecting them and sending them further.
All variables written to random files must be strings, which means they can be alphanumeric.
In case of the BMP image parser vulnerability, an attacker can open random files on the target machine, thus causing potential denial of service attacks.