recon

noun
re·​con | \ ri-ˈkän How to pronounce recon (audio) , ˈrē-ˌkän How to pronounce recon (audio) \

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On Sonos Wi-Fi speakers, an attacker could access extensive information about the Wi-Fi network a speaker is connected to, useful for mapping out network attributes and broader recon. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "Millions of Streaming Devices Are Vulnerable to a Retro Web Attack," 19 June 2018 Former recon Marine, Derek Sisson has launched a new, smooth bourbon called ‘Merica. Allison Barrie, Fox News, "Top patriotic BBQ gear for July 4," 3 July 2018 Unmanned aerial vehicles may have gotten their start with the military, flying recon missions in Vietnam and dropping bombs over Afghanistan. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "A Single Drone Helped Mexican Police Drop Crime 10 Percent," 11 June 2018 The concept informing a new attack-recon initiative rests upon the realization that even the most advanced existing Apache helicopter, originally emerging in the 1980s, may ultimately have some limitations as threats evolve in coming years. Kris Osborn, Fox News, "US Army starts work on future attack-recon helicopter," 16 May 2018 This still being The Walking Dead, Rick and Michonne's vacay is actually a recon mission to find guns. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Rick and Michonne Take a Romantic Getaway in 'The Walking Dead' Episode 12," 6 Mar. 2017 When Patton chose the Jeep as his recon vehicle for the upcoming landing in France, Sanza was recommended to be his driver, field mechanic and message conduit. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, "Francis ‘Jeep’ Sanza, Patton’s driver in World War II, dies in Napa at 99," 1 Feb. 2018 The Federation and Klingon ships quickly engage in open warfare anyway, and Georgiou and Burnham soon reconcile and go on a recon mission on board a Klingon vessel (where Georgiou is killed in action). David Sims, The Atlantic, "Star Trek: Discovery Boldly Goes Into the Age of Streaming TV," 25 Sep. 2017 Know when to back off with your research and recon efforts. Moneytips.com, cleveland.com, "The best way to get a new job," 15 Sep. 2017

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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