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Privileges (Class, Nodes)
  • Pertaining to a program or user and characterized the type of operation that can be performed. Privileged users or programs can perform operations normally considered to be the domain of the operating system and which can affect the system performance. (Source: Information Security: Dictionary of Concepts, Standards and Terms; Longley, Shain, Caelli; Macmillan, 1992)
  • A right granted to a user, a program, or a process. For example: certain users may have privileges that allow them to access certain files in a system. Only the system administrator may have the privileges necessary to export data from a trusted system. (Source: "Computer Security Basics" Deborah Russell and G. T. Gangemi Sr. Pub. O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. , July 199)