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A person or organization who is actively involved in security attacks, usually with malicious intent. - See also: attacker

Dynamic testing performed using real hardware with integrated software in a simulated environment. [Reference: Automotive SPICE]



Transformation of a variable length string of characters into a usually shorter fixed-length value or key. Hashed values, or hashes, are commonly used in table or database lookups. Cryptographic hash functions are used to secure data.

A generally recognized rule of thumb that helps to achieve a goal.

An approach to design that aims to make software products more usable by focusing on the use of the software products and applying human factors, ergonomics, and usability knowledge and techniques. [Reference: ISO 9241-210]

A pointer within a web page that leads to other web pages.

A tool used to check that no broken hyperlinks are present on a web site.