Glossary

The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

local attack

An attack that takes place against a computer or a network to which the attacker already has either physical or legitimate remote access. This can include the computer that the attacker is actually using or a network to which that computer is connected.