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stride

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

STRIDE

(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 www.owasp.com.

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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Ahmed Elmohamady threaded a teasing cross between Middlesbrough's central defenders and Diame with perfect timing applied a first-time finish without breaking stride.
Sheedy didn't pass the ball to Heath, he flipped it nonchalantly over the head of the covering defender and Heath raced on without breaking stride to volley in.
Foolishly, I crouched to grab her collar and she went through my legs without breaking stride, sending me arsenic over teapot into a nest of nettles.
Without breaking stride, Stephane Sessegnon met Andre Wisdom's low cross with an exquisite first-time effort, curled into the top corner from 18 yards, to put the Baggies in front.
44 would cause him problems by racing to a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory without breaking stride.
But the Londoners built on their 32-point half-time lead to cruise home in the end, running in 13 unanswered tries without breaking stride.
Receiving a throw from the right flank he fed Henrik Larsson, who returned the ball to the edge of the area to allow I brahimovic to unleash his effort without breaking stride.
Two circuits, the mounting bells sounds, and Mick Kinane vaults into the saddle without hesitation and without George Washington breaking stride.
As Cal quarterback Aaron Rodgers dropped back, Patterson bullrushed around lineman Aaron Merz without breaking stride and sacked Rodgers.
One long ball he took nonchalantly on his thigh almost without breaking stride, only to look up and find he'd got no one worth passing to in the middle, was worth the admission money alone.
EtherneTV continues to support the classroom of the future by enabling teachers to show breaking news, replay in-service programs and access DVD-quality video quickly without breaking stride in their lesson plans or requiring extensive training to add multimedia in the classroom.
Carlos Alberto's depth charge, hit with thrilling power and without breaking stride, was not just an iconic World Cup goal - it remains his glorious legacy to the game 46 years later.