? asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 1 month ago

What is difference between the two verbs in the following sentence: "affected" vs. "impacted"?

Then, we classify both types of issues according to two different angles: the affected Cloud architectural layer and the impacted security property (in terms of confidentiality, integrity, availability).

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  • 1 month ago

    Affected means some change in some way - but it could be good, bad or irrelevant.

    Impacted is a bit like saying damaged; a definite negative effect.

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