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misconfigure

Line breaks: mis|con¦fig¦ure
Pronunciation: /ˌmɪskənˈfɪɡə
 
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Definition of misconfigure in English:

verb

[with object] (often as adjective misconfigured) Computing
Configure (a system or part of it) incorrectly: misconfigured Windows systems
More example sentences
  • Inexperienced network administrators can easily misconfigure operating systems and firewall applications, or install them using default configurations.
  • When something goes wrong and elements are misconfigured, service providers have very few reliable methods of isolating and identifying the location and source of the network breakdown.
  • But they're sometimes misconfigured to accept and forward connections from the outside as well, allowing anyone on the Internet to route through the proxy with a simple browser configuration change.

Derivatives

misconfiguration

1
noun
Example sentences
  • While more than 80 per cent of the online consumers surveyed believe they are secure, about the same number have not installed necessary security software or have a misconfiguration that affects security, the study said.
  • Once a hacker identifies a target network, his or her next step is often to find a system with default configurations or common misconfigurations.
  • The rest, he says, are misconfigurations: systems with default passwords still in place, ports open unnecessarily and security features not even turned on.

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