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Human Threats

Insiders, hackers and ``phone phreaks'' are the main components of the human threat factor. Insiders are legitimate users of a system. When they use that access to circumvent security, that is known as an insider attack. Hackers are the most widely known human threat. Hackers are people who enjoy the challenge of breaking into systems. ``Phreakers'' are hackers whose main interest is in telephone systems.
Thu Mar 10 15:32:44 EST 1994