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  2. Authentication - Wikipedia

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    Authentication (from Greek: αὐθεντικός authentikos, "real, genuine", from αὐθέντης authentes, "author") is the act of proving an assertion, such as the identity of a computer system user. In contrast with identification, the act of indicating a person or thing's identity, authentication is the process of verifying that ...

  3. Encryption - Wikipedia

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    A simple illutration of public-key cryptography, one of the most widely used form of encryption. In cryptography, encryption is the process of encoding information. This process converts the original representation of the information, known as plaintext, into an alternative form known as ciphertext. Ideally, only authorized parties can decipher ...

  4. Simple Network Management Protocol - Wikipedia

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    Simple Network Management Protocol ( SNMP) is an Internet Standard protocol for collecting and organizing information about managed devices on IP networks and for modifying that information to change device behaviour. Devices that typically support SNMP include cable modems, routers, switches, servers, workstations, printers, and more. [1]

  5. Linux - Wikipedia

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    Linux ( / ˈliːnʊks / ( listen) LEE-nuuks or / ˈlɪnʊks / LIN-uuks) [11] is a family of open-source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, [12] an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991, by Linus Torvalds. [13] [14] [15] Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution .

  6. Computer security - Wikipedia

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    Computer security, cybersecurity (cyber security), or information technology security (IT security) is the protection of computer systems and networks from information disclosure, theft of, or damage to their hardware, software, or electronic data, as well as from the disruption or misdirection of the services they provide.

  7. Lightweight Directory Access Protocol - Wikipedia

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    The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol ( LDAP / ˈɛldæp /) is an open, vendor-neutral, industry standard application protocol for accessing and maintaining distributed directory information services over an Internet Protocol (IP) network. Directory services play an important role in developing intranet and Internet applications by allowing ...

  8. Malware - Wikipedia

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    Malware (a portmanteau for malicious software) is any software intentionally designed to cause disruption to a computer, server, client, or computer network, leak private information, gain unauthorized access to information or systems, deprive users access to information or which unknowingly interferes with the user's computer security and privacy.