defacement


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de·face

 (dĭ-fās′)
tr.v. de·faced, de·fac·ing, de·fac·es
1. To mar or spoil the appearance or surface of; disfigure.
2. To impair the usefulness, value, or influence of.
3. Obsolete To obliterate; destroy.

[Middle English defacen, from Old French desfacier : des-, de- + face, face; see face.]

de·face′a·ble adj.
de·face′ment n.
de·fac′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.defacement - the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something; "the defacement of an Italian mosaic during the Turkish invasion"; "he objected to the dam's massive disfigurement of the landscape"
scathe, damage, harm, hurt - the act of damaging something or someone
Translations

defacement

n. deformación; deterioro; mutilación.
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Thursday the House of Representatives voted 310-114 to approve a constitutional amendment giving Congress the power to outlaw defacement of the American flag (Daily News, June 13).
C command injection vulnerability could allow Web page defacement, data theft and execution of arbitrary code.
The report said that the website's defacement appears to be the result of a DNS (Domain Name System) attack where the site's name servers were swapped with others under the attackers' control.
Congress is considering amending the Constitution - the Senate has yet to act - in order to get around a rock-solid 1989 decision by the Supreme Court holding that a law prohibiting defacement of the flag violated the First Amendment to the Constitution.
com's server for a targeted defacement to avenge defence.
While there was evidence of the destruction of a number of pagan symbols, Crawford said, there are no signs at Sardis of defacement of either crosses or menorahs.
By detecting and defending against any unauthorized behavior, Sanctum protects customers against malicious cybercriminal activity -- from theft of intellectual property and customer data, to e-commerce fraud and Web site defacement -- even if a site has unknown security holes or flaws.
Bradley Paul Hampson, 29, faces up to 10 years' jail if convicted of offences relating to the defacement of Facebook memorials for Trinity Bates, 8, and Elliot Fletcher, 12, who died in separate incidents in Queensland earlier this year.
Sanctum also announced today the discovery of a new application attack--HTTP Response Splitting, which infects Web server communications and allows hackers to launch Web Cache Poisoning attacks (leading to defacement and next-generation phishing), hijack a Web page with users' sensitive information, or access data through cross-site scripting.
We look forward to working with SpearHead in their target markets, which include the military and government sectors, to provide a solution that halts data theft, fraud, Web defacement, and downtime resulting from attacks that exploit Web application vulnerabilities.
By detecting and defending against unauthorized behavior, Sanctum protects customers against malicious cybercriminal activity -- from intellectual property and customer data, to e-commerce fraud and Web site defacement -- even if against security holes or flaws.