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fire·wall

 (fīr′wôl)
n.
1. A fireproof wall used as a barrier to prevent the spread of fire.
2. Computers A software program or hardware device that restricts communication between a private network or computer system and outside networks.
intr.v. fire·walled, fire·wall·ing, fire·walls Slang
To protect (a computer or computer network) by means of a firewall.

firewall

n
1. a fireproof wall or partition used to impede the progress of a fire, as from one room or compartment to another
2. (Computer Science) computing a computer system that isolates another computer from the internet in order to prevent unauthorized access
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.firewall - (colloquial) the application of maximum thrust; "he moved the throttle to the firewall"
drive, driving force, thrust - the act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
2.firewall - (computing) a security system consisting of a combination of hardware and software that limits the exposure of a computer or computer network to attack from crackers; commonly used on local area networks that are connected to the internet
security system - (computing) a system that enforces boundaries between computer networks
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
3.firewall - a fireproof (or fire-resistant) wall designed to prevent the spread of fire through a building or a vehicle
wall - an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"
Translations
firewall
firewall
palomuuri
vatrozid
防火壁
방화벽
brandmuurfirewall
bariera ochronnaściana ogniowazapora sieciowa
brandvägg
tường lửa

firewall

[ˈfaɪəwɔːl] N (Internet) → cortafuegos m inv, firewall m

firewall

[ˈfaɪərwɔːl] n (COMPUTING)pare-feu m, mur m pare-feu
a firewall against hackers → un pare-feu contre les pirates informatiques

firewall

جِدارٌ ناريّ firewall firewall Brandmauer τείχος προστασίας cortafuegos palomuuri pare-feu vatrozid firewall 防火壁 방화벽 firewall brannmur bariera ochronna firewall брандмауэр brandvägg ระบบความปลอดภัยที่กันไม่ให้เข้าถึงเครือข่ายของคอมพิวเตอร์จากอินเตอร์เน็ต güvenlik duvarı tường lửa 防火墙
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Essentially, it can be done easily by anyone in the world where an attack machine is in a network that allows IP spoofing.
The newspaper quoted an Abu Dhabi-based lawyer named Dino Wilkinson as saying: "The proposed amendment shows that the UAE authorities are keen to crack down on so-called IP spoofing by imposing harsher penalties for offenders.
The masquerading IP addresses used for hiding the identity of the source address to deceive a victim destination, or the number of victim destinations, are known as IP spoofing [3].
The group also noted that Skype and Facebook gave IP numbers to states, advising to use IP spoofing proxy servers.
IP Spoofing so called availability threat is one such technique used by a hacker/ attacker to instigate DDoS attacks and gain control over server machine.
Some spammers, however, engage in IP spoofing, forging the headers in their e-mails, or they access computers over the Internet that are unprotected by firewall software and turn them into zombies, sending out spare from them.