un·​priv·​i·​leged | \ ˌən-ˈpriv-lijd How to pronounce unprivileged (audio) , -ˈpri-və-\

Definition of unprivileged

: not privileged an unprivileged position the unprivileged masses

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In a research paper published on Tuesday, the researchers wrote: Previous research mostly considers Rowhammer as a threat to data integrity, allowing an unprivileged attacker to modify data without accessing it. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Researchers use Rowhammer bit flips to steal 2048-bit crypto key," 11 June 2019 Bait trucks unfairly target unprivileged youth in poor areas. Caitlin Wolper, Teen Vogue, "Vic Mensa Gave Away 10,000 Shoes During an Anti-Bait Truck Event in Chicago," 28 Aug. 2018 The Tumin story seems quaint in the era of social media and smartphone videos, especially as our prurient obsessions increasingly conscript private and unprivileged individuals for national scolding. James Panero, WSJ, "Where’s the Mercy in ‘Social Justice’?," 23 Jan. 2019 That hurdle required attackers to either sneak the unprivileged code onto the machines or lure end users to a website that hosted malicious JavaScript. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Packets over a LAN are all it takes to trigger serious Rowhammer bit flips," 10 May 2018 The rule governing the unprivileged nature of client identification implicitly accepts the fact that a client might retain or consult an attorney for numerous reasons. James Freeman, WSJ, "The Hannity Standard," 19 Apr. 2018 The government agents executing the warrant must isolate records that are relevant and unprivileged. Michael B. Mukasey, WSJ, "Trump, Cohen and Attorney-Client Privilege," 17 Apr. 2018 Long-term detention is appropriate when an unprivileged enemy belligerent poses a continuing significant threat to the security of the United States. Robert Burns, miamiherald, "Mattis gives US troops a pep talk at Guantánamo | Miami Herald," 22 Dec. 2017 The pentester then exploited vulnerabilities in the AV programs that allowed unprivileged users to restore the quarantined files. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "How AV can open you to attacks that otherwise wouldn’t be possible," 10 Nov. 2017

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1592, in the meaning defined above

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un·​priv·​i·​leged | \ ˌən-ˈpriv-lijd, -ˈpri-və-\

Legal Definition of unprivileged

: not privileged unprivileged communication

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