American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To wound (oneself) by biting at the breast. Used of the pelican, which was once believed to feed its young with its blood, as a heraldic motif and symbol of Christ.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To wound: in heraldry, especially said of the pelican, which is blazoned as vulning herself when represented as tearing her breast to feed her young. Compare pelican in her piety, under pelican.
- n. computing, informal vulnerability (a weakness in software etc. that can be maliciously exploited)
- Shortening. (Wiktionary)
- From Latin vulnerāre, to wound; see vulnerable. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“IT Security is on my mind, I think I found a vuln in a common VLAN topology too, but I need to play around a bit more with it.”
“First we target site itself. if we can't find a vuln [vulnerability]. on the script of site we try accessing server or vps [virtual private server].”
“Or are you worried about that SSL Renegotiation vuln?”
“Bailouts to big banks and shameless corporate greed have left us with a faltering economy, a weak job market and crumbling financial system that has made workers more vuln ...”
“But, we found in surveys, as soon as December of 2001, people saying well, maybe it's good that the Americans know what it's like to feel vuln -- be vulnerable.”
“Joined up a game, both sides vuln, down 2000 points, just helping finish the game. figured nothing would go wrong ... but wait.”
“Bridge hand of the day at pogo. both vuln, both with 60 on towards the rubber.”
“First we target site itself. if we cant find a vuln. on the script of site we try accessing server or vps.”
“One vuln was patched after Google was notified via its Chromium Security Reward program.”
“The 24kpwn vuln we found was already held onto for a few months before it leaked.”
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any and all things heraldry related.
I imagine most of these will be Anglo-Saxon, not likely to crop up in the average day's conversation, and thus excellent for Scrabble. ("most" is too common, likewise "will" and even "crop", in an...
Ay, ay, the best terms will grow obsolete: damns have had their day. -- Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816)
Obsolete, rare, and obscure words culled from my Wordie/Wordnik Curio Cabi...
I marvel at the amazing variety of four-letter words in the English language. And that's not even counting really common (to me) words like fuck.
Includes any intangible conceivable independently of Hom. Sap.
Verbs meaning harm, hurt, damage or wound
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