Vulnerability Scanning

March 2007
Network Dictionary;2007, p520
Reference Entry
An encyclopedia entry for "Vulnerability Scanning" in computer security is presented. It refers to the process of using some software or hardware tools to identify vulnerabilities of computing systems in a network in order to determine if and where a system can be exploited and/or threatened. The security flaws that a vulnerability scanner can seek is based on a database of known flaws.


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