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#a condition that causes a device or [[system]] component to fail to perform in a required manner.
 
#a condition that causes a device or [[system]] component to fail to perform in a required manner.
 
#"[a] weakness of the [[system]] that allows someone to [[circumvent]] protective controls."<ref>[[Auditing and Financial Management: Glossary of EDP Terminology]], at 8.</ref>
 
#"[a] weakness of the [[system]] that allows someone to [[circumvent]] protective controls."<ref>[[Auditing and Financial Management: Glossary of EDP Terminology]], at 8.</ref>
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{{Quote|1. A [[defect]] in a [[hardware device]] or [[component]]; for example, a short circuit or broken wire. 2. An incorrect step, [[process]], or [[data]] definition in a [[computer program]].<ref>[[IEEE]], IEEE Standard Glossary of Software Engineering Terminology (IEEE Std 610.12-1990) (1990) ([http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=159342 full-text]).</ref>}}
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

Revision as of 15:55, 6 February 2013

Definition

A fault is

  1. a condition that causes a device or system component to fail to perform in a required manner.
  2. "[a] weakness of the system that allows someone to circumvent protective controls."[1]
1. A defect in a hardware device or component; for example, a short circuit or broken wire. 2. An incorrect step, process, or data definition in a computer program.[2]

References

  1. Auditing and Financial Management: Glossary of EDP Terminology, at 8.
  2. IEEE, IEEE Standard Glossary of Software Engineering Terminology (IEEE Std 610.12-1990) (1990) (full-text).