superzapping

superzapping

Using software that bypasses normal security constraints to allow unauthorized access to data. For example, such a program may issue commands directly to the disk drivers without going through normal file I/O routines, bypassing not only security restrictions but also leaving no audit trail. See superencrypting.
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One scholar has placed the methods of attacking others through the improper usage of computers into twelve categories: asynchronous attacks;(201) data diddling;(202) data leakage;(203) logic bombs(204) piggybacking and impersonation;(205) salami techniques;(206) scavenging;(207) simulation and modeling;(208) superzapping;(209) trapdoors;(210) Trojan Horse;(211) and wiretapping.(212)
The offender commits the crime either by "superzapping" or by becoming a "super user." These labels mean that the offender accesses the operating program by masquerading as the system's manager, thus giving the intruder access to virtually every file in the system.
superzapping is the unauthorized use of special system programs such as SuperZap to bypass regular system controls and perform illegal acts.