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security scan

A test of a network's vulnerabilities. A security scan does not attempt to break into the network illegally; rather it tries to find areas of vulnerability. A security scan uses a variety of automated software tools, typically performing hundreds of routine tests and checks. Security experts recommend that a security scan be undertaken quarterly at the very least. See penetration test and security audit.
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"I do not believe that a pat down search is equivalent in security terms to a security scan.
Authorities were alerted after a security scan of Ghahremani's suitcase revealed something live inside it.
The problem was discovered when the comptroller's office staffers were doing a security scan on some other files and noticed some folders that had been erroneously put on the server, said R.J.
Reports that hackers have broken into a swathe of popular US sports Web sites, poisoning them with an infected security scan request, highlight the need for Web surfers to install behavioural analysis software on their machines, says security vendor Tier-3.
The HSDPA-capable handsets employ McAfee(R) security scan to ensure high-speed, protected browsing of PC websites and email management.
The security scan was implanted under forearm skin so they killed one of the elite, cut off an arm and used that to gain access to the outer world or attack the elite in their homes.
* Acquirers must ensure that the quarterly network security scan, which consists of an automated tool that checks systems for weaknesses, is completed by Level 1, 2 and 3 merchants and is also performed by a qualified and approved independent scan vendor.
The 901i series features a surround-type 3D audio system for ringing-tones with twin speakers, i-appli games and security scan for automatically checking whether data acquired from outside contain viruses, the mobile phone service operator said.
More than 200,000 subscribers to SingNet, a Singapore ISP and part of Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (SingTel), are outraged that their computers were subjected to an invasive security scan. One customer who was using an anti-hacking program picked up the scan and reported it to the police.
Like any device that connects to the Internet, it's susceptible to attacks, and if you're concerned about your TV catching something, then you can do the scan by going to"settings" then "general." When you're in that menu -> system manager -> smart security scan. The built anti-virus software, yes there's one, will scan your TV.
In order to ensure users haven't been infected by Kovter or other malware, Proofpoint advises anyone who has visited PornHub to run an anti-malware security scan to confirm their system was not compromised.
According to news24, Imam said that they will soon start moving the debris from Bab al-Aziziya and conduct a security scan of the area.

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