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What is false positive and the false negative alarms in intrusion detection system?

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April 29, 2010 5:49AM

False negatives are riskier than false positives because say for example, if there wasn't an attack and the IDS picked it (false positive), its not much of a harm but if there was an attack and the IDS doesn't detect it (false negative), then it can be disastrous.

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