Index for glossary E
Eavesdropping is simply listening to a private conversation which may reveal information which can provide access to a facility or network.
A process to encode the contents of message so as to hide it from outsiders. That is, it is a process of scrambling and transforming data from an easily readable and understandable format (plaintext) into an unintelligible format that seems to be useless and not readily understandable (ciphertext).
A program that allows attackers to automatically break into a system.