The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

impact rating

Impact is roughly equivalent to the amount of damage a malicious code causes. It is calculated from the values for confidentiality, integrity, availability and weakness, as well as the stealth rating of the malicious code. The impact rating is based on a scale of 0 (low) to 5 (high).