active attack

What is active attack?

active attack meaning in Internet terms is Definition: An actual assault perpetrated by an intentional threat source that attempts to alter a system, its resources, its data, or its operations.
Related Term(s): passive attack
Adapted from: IETF RFC 4949, NIST SP 800-63 Rev 1

 

reference: Glossary | National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies

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