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false positive

The erroneous identification of a threat or dangerous condition that turns out to be harmless. False positives often occur in intrusion detection systems. See IDS. Contrast with false negative.
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After the application of the plane area mask to the correlation results the true positive rate (sensitivity) remained the same but false positive rate decreased from 0.87 to 0.74, a total of 0.13 decreases.
Caught between setting lower organization-wide threshold values and triggering more false positives or configuring higher threshold values and missing a breach security teams often choose the former.
The testing has shown that by including IoC from ESET Threat Intelligence, detections significantly increased, with false positives amounting virtually to zero.
They included the Elvis Festival in Porthcawl, where there were 10 true positive alerts and seven false positives, as well as during Wales' four autumn internationals, when there were a total of 15 true positives and 71 false positives.
Officers patrolling boxer Anthony Joshua's world heavyweight title fight with Carlos Takam in Cardiff recorded five true positives and 46 false positives. There were no recordings of either kind on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's visit to the city in January.
Officers patrolling boxerAnthony Joshua's world heavyweight title fight with Carlos Takamin Cardiff recorded five true positives compared to 46 false positives while there were no recordings of either kind when Prince Harry and Meghan Marklevisited the city in January.
The retention rates were 62.2% and 68.7% for the false positive and normal index screen groups respectively.
Ideally for a good diagnostic test, each of PPV and NPV should be 1 (or 100%) and it is possible only when false positive rate and false negative rate are zero.
The team also found that, once they removed false positives from the group, three distinct populations of giant planets emerged: hot Jupiters that orbit their star in a few days, temperate giants more like those in our own solar system, and a third type with orbits in between.
While previous surveys have showed merchants believe their declines to be highly accurate, Javelin found that one in every six legitimate cardholders (equivalent to 15 percent) had experienced a false positive decline in the past year.
One method used to concoct a false positive, was to take a
There is ongoing research how to diagnose a Down's syndrome baby in poor set up without compromise the case detection rate and false positive rate.