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== Definition ==
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A '''scan''' (also called a '''probe''') is an activity that seeks to [[access]] or identify a [[computer]], its [[open port]]s, [[protocol]]s, services, or any combination of these for later exploitation. A "scan" does not directly result in a [[compromise]] or [[denial of service]].
 
A '''scan''' (also called a '''probe''') is an activity that seeks to [[access]] or identify a [[computer]], its [[open port]]s, [[protocol]]s, services, or any combination of these for later exploitation. A "scan" does not directly result in a [[compromise]] or [[denial of service]].
 
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Definition

A scan (also called a probe) is an activity that seeks to access or identify a computer, its open ports, protocols, services, or any combination of these for later exploitation. A "scan" does not directly result in a compromise or denial of service.