Is There Any Difference Between Security Attack And Security Threat And Please Also Let Me Know If They Can Be Used Alternatively? Please Also Explain The Major Categories Of The Security Attack.


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Anonymous answered
A security threat is the expressed potential for the occurrence of an attack.
A security attack is an action taken against a target with the intention of doing harm.
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Shumaila Sadia answered
Yes, these terms can be used alternatively because both of the process causes almost same kinds of damages to the systems as well as data stored on the systems. The major types of the security attacks are:

  1. Passive attacks

  2. Active attacks.

Both of these types of security types are different in behavior from almost all aspects except one and that is damage to data.

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