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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
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(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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He ran on to a long ball over the top by Dan Bulman and, with Sporting goalkeeper John Mordey off his line and narrowing the angle, the pint-sized hitman did not break stride to thunder a dipping volley over him and into the net.
"It is a fantastic talent to be able to pass accurately while at full pace and the quality of the delivery meant Federico did not have to break stride.
The midfield dynamo didn't even break stride as he side-footed past the helpless Smith.
Smith's ball forward left Blake in the clear and he toed the ball through to Wood who did not break stride as he coolly slotted home.
The teenager didn't need to break stride as the ball sat up and begged to be hammered into the net past a slumbering keeper.
Commons didn't break stride as he swept high past Fabiano.
Cahill didn't even break stride as he strode onto the pass and side-footed home with aplomb on 19 minutes.
Younes Kaboul 7 Should have burst the net and made it 4-0 and another who hardly had to break stride.
Kitson, who delivered a bravura performance last night despite feeling unwell enough to have to break stride to ask for a chair, is a master storyteller, here weaving a tender and captivating tale from thousands of letters he claims to have discovered in a village house he was thinking of buying.
But he did not really break stride and chased Zoo Member into the bend where the leader ran wide and Colorful Champ nipped through the gap to take it up.
Gomes' free-kick went long into City territory, Crouch climbed above Nedum Onuoha to flick on and Defoe hardly had to break stride before poking home his 14th of the season.
Leaving Corbridge it was Purvis who was next to lose contact as the leading trio didn't break stride in easing past the water station and passing a bottle round between them.