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  2. Basic access authentication - Wikipedia

    In the context of an HTTP transaction, basic access authentication is a method for an HTTP user agent (e.g. a web browser) to provide a user name and password when making a request. In basic HTTP authentication, a request contains a header field in the form of Authorization: Basic <credentials>, where credentials is the Base64 encoding of ID ...

  3. Gateway (telecommunications) - Wikipedia

    A gateway is a piece of networking hardware or software used in telecommunications networks that allows data to flow from one discrete network to another. Gateways are distinct from routers or switches in that they communicate using more than one protocol to connect multiple networks [1] [2] and can operate at any of the seven layers of the ...

  4. SIPRNet - Wikipedia

    The Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) is "a system of interconnected computer networks used by the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of State to transmit classified information (up to and including information classified SECRET) by packet switching over the 'completely secure' environment".

  5. SQL injection - Wikipedia

    SQL injection is a code injection technique used to attack data-driven applications, in which malicious SQL statements are inserted into an entry field for execution (e.g. to dump the database contents to the attacker). SQL injection must exploit a security vulnerability in an application's software, for example, when user input is either ...

  6. Talk:Wang Laboratories/Archives/2013 - Wikipedia

    Wang had developed a computer called the 4000 around 1967 or 1968. The second foray into that arena, late in 1968, was the 3300 BASIC, which was to compete with the DEC PDP-8 and DG-10. Like its competition, the 3300 was a multi-user CPU with connected teletypewriter terminals. The 3300 was optimized for running BASIC.

  7. Backdoor (computing) - Wikipedia

    A backdoor is a typically covert method of bypassing normal authentication or encryption in a computer, product, embedded device (e.g. a home router), or its embodiment (e.g. part of a cryptosystem, algorithm, chipset, or even a "homunculus computer" —a tiny computer-within-a-computer such as that found in Intel's AMT technology).

  8. Wikipedia:Reference desk/Archives/Science/May 2006

    Also curious is the common name of the family it apparently belongs to, "Broomrape." --Bad carpet 21:57, 3 May 2006 (UTC) Trying to find old (1988-1992 range) DOS computer game. Hi all. I'm trying to remember the name of a DOS - CGA computer game I played back somewhere around 1988 to 1992, I forget the exact name of it.

  9. Authentication - Wikipedia

    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 identity.