ReasonLabs Cyberpedia
Discover the fundamental cybersecurity concepts, terms and topics affecting consumers today in ReasonLabs’ Cyberpedia


Generation Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

GDPR refers to the European Union's (EU) data, security and privacy laws. Though these laws were drafted and passed by the European Union (EU), these legal obligations can be imposed onto organizations anywhere, so long as they target or collect data related to people in the EU.

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Generic Detection

Generic Detections is used by security programs to identfy broad patterns of code or behavior that indicate malware threats, such as Trojans or backdoors .

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Google Hacking

Google Hacking, or Google 'Dorking', is a data gathering technique, whereby the hacker attempts to attain sensitive data by using advanced Google browsing procedures to identify flaws and vulnerabilities within web applications. Google hacking can also include searching for specific documents types (e.g. .pwd or .sql) in order to acquire sensitive information, or to discover error messages or files that contain credentials and other important data.

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Group Policy (GPO)

Group Policies are one element of control over what users can and cannot do on a computer system. A common example would be to enforce the use of a complex password e.g. to include letters, numbers and symbols. Other examples of Group Policies include restricting access to networks from remote users, and blocking access to certain folders.

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