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My mother tongue is Latin-based so I'm used to differences in male/female for neutral words. I don't know how this would work with some words in English.
If the "victim" in a sentence is neutral (ie: it could be either a man or a woman, in this context it makes absolutely no difference and we don't know if it's a man or a woman), should I use "his" or "her"?
My instinct would tell me to use his but I seem to remember encountering her in such a neutral situation before.
Here is the exact sentence (it's from a IT Security paper I'm writing):
Finally the paper will demonstrate how the attacker may control the contents of the web pages delivered to the victim as well as redirect his downloads towards malicious files.
As you can see I used his here, is that correct?