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Data Flow

In communications, data flow is the path taken by a message from origination to destination that includes all nodes through which the data travels.

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PCI DSS

An acronym for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. This is a widely accepted set of policies and procedures intended to optimize the security of credit, debit and cash card transactions and protect cardholders against misuse of their personal information.

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Malconfiguration

A deliberate configuration change within a system by a malicious actor, typically to create back-door access or exfiltrate information. While the original change in configuration might involve a compromised account or other vulnerability, a malconfiguration has the benefit of offering long term access using legitimate tools, without further need of a password or after a vulnerability is closed.

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