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1. an act of forward movement by an animal, completed when the legs have returned to their initial relative positions
2. Rowing the distance covered between strokes
3. Jazz a piano style characterized by single bass notes on the first and third beats and chords on the second and fourth


(Spoofing, Tampering, Repudiation, Information, Denial, Elevation) An acronym for remembering six areas of risk in technology. For an excellent example of applying STRIDE to Web applications, visit the keepers of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) at

Spoofing Identities
A user should not be able to assume the identity of, or mask the attributes of, someone else. Using a public key infrastructure (PKI) and digital signatures is a way of preventing spoofing.

Tampering With Data
The integrity of data should be preserved at all times. Encryption, independent verification and input, process and output validation are some of the tools that can be used.

Repudiate a Transaction
A valid transaction should not be subject to rejection. Good audit trails and signing a message with date and time are examples of preventative methods.

Information Disclosure
Information should not fall into unauthorized hands. Data loss prevention (DLP) techniques are used to strengthen corporate confidentiality. See DLP.

Denial of Service
A server or an application should not be vulnerable to being put out of service. Redundant and/or backup systems are datacenter architectures that can be used.

Elevation of Privilege
An unauthorized user should not be allowed administrator rights. Refusing to share passwords or tokens can reduce this risk. See access control.
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LEFT: A tight-fitting wet-suit perfectly shows off the 6ft1in Prince's athletic body as he strides across the pebble beach in Fishguard, Wales.
And despite the threatening title of the work, Latsky at one point strides across the length of the stage with committed grandeur in a stunningly embroidered gown with a ten-foot train that would have made Martha Graham more envious than Medea.
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Lane, who came out in 1968 and says he has witnessed "dramatic strides across the country," continues to seek out places that further his vision of gay America "Gay men across the country completely identified with our journey and could see that we were not afraid and out there.
LONDON Six feet tall and six months pregnant, Stephanie Cabot looks every inch the mistress of her domain as she strides across the William Morris Agency's London office.
1400-1000 BC) associate him with the sun and relate the always popular legend of his three strides across the universe (which later formed the basis of the mythology of his avatar Vamana, the dwarf).
All donations made to Strides Across Texas benefit Texas Children's Cancer Center, the largest pediatric cancer and hematology research and treatment center in the country.
With changing paradigms and policy advancement, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is making new strides across the globe.
They have made major strides across the US and also Canada and have hit the road across much of Europe.
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LEGEND: Michael Caine off-camera with glass of wine in Godrey Davis car hire office in Central Station; below, with fans; STARSTRUCK: Above, Michael Caine signs an autograph during a break at Central Station and, below, the actor strides across a street scene; The latest edition in the shops now for 50p
DAVID Morrissey cuts a dashing figure as he strides across the countryside in his breeches, boots and long coat.