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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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Attackers who can gain control of your service may use your cell phone or PDA to attack others.
The remaining attackers drive the ball back and forth.
I had to make a little move where we could get our wings and attackers to receive passes in the open field,'' Romero said.
TWO men were arrested yesterday by police hunting the attackers who brutally raped and beat a young girl.
Syrian security forces killed three of the attackers and no Americans were hurt.
Police were astounded when a security guard at the Eastern Government Center, which houses the branches of county government for Henrico County, Virginia, was ambushed by attackers wielding a baseball bat on April 20.
Sometimes, the attackers download publicly available documents off the Internet, load them with the Trojan horse, and then e-mail them to carefully selected employees who would be likely to open such a file.
org would be poisoned and redirected to the attackers nameserver at IP address w - x - y - z.
Early adopters of this technology may well experience a significant drop in fraud for a while as attackers move to easier targets, but in the end there will be a negligible drop in the amount of fraud and identity theft.
Experts teach women how to use everyday objects such as credits cards, keys and pens to injure and maim attackers.
The same techniques used in traditional warfare can also be applied to defend networked assets from today's savvy attackers.
A TEENAGER was knocked to the ground and kicked in the face by two attackers in Coventry last night.