security loophole


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security loophole

A vulnerability in software, typically in the operating system, that enables an attacker to compromise the system. See vulnerability.
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Colonel Ibrahim Sultan Al Zaabi, Deputy Head of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at the Abu Dhabi Police, confirmed that the CID managed to take early notice of this security loophole through the forensic evidence e-laboratory.
7 million on ticket barriers designed to crack down on fare dodgers could still be losing profits due to a security loophole.
Brothers Mohammed Imran, 33, and Mohammed Irfan, 36, exploited a security loophole to take the money from cashpoints.
The bereaved family argued the state did not tighten security at Tokyo's Haneda airport despite a warning lodged earlier by the hijacker about a security loophole at the airport.
Online applications for some UK visas have been suspended amid claims that a security loophole left personal data vulnerable to identity thieves, it was reported last night.
Yet there are few meaningful safeguards in most states to make sure that those applying for licenses are who they say they are -- a security loophole that can make life all too easy for terrorists.
THIEVES are targeting a security loophole at supermarket checkouts in the UK, it emerged today.
The Communications Research Networks (CRN) working group on Internet security has discovered a security loophole in voice-over Internet protocol applications, such as Skype and Vonage, that could give criminals operating on the Internet a better way of covering their tracks.
A Saltburn business consultant was shocked to find a security loophole on a bank's website.
An appalling security loophole allowed us to amass a haul of precription drugs using fake doctors' pads.
His behaviour had also exposed a security loophole which had since been closed.
One senior MoD source said: "It was a very fair story and this seems like a genuine security loophole.