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    The springbok ( Antidorcas marsupialis) is a medium-sized antelope found mainly in the dry areas of southern and southwestern Africa. A slender, long-legged bovid, it reaches 71 to 86 cm (28 to 34 in) at the shoulder and weighs between 27 and 42 kg (60 and 93 lb). Both sexes have a pair of long black horns that curve backwards, a white face, a ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Central Authentication Service - Wikipedia

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    The Central Authentication Service ( CAS) is a single sign-on protocol for the web. [1] Its purpose is to permit a user to access multiple applications while providing their credentials (such as user ID and password) only once. It also allows web applications to authenticate users without gaining access to a user's security credentials, such as ...

  5. Remote Desktop Protocol - Wikipedia

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    Remote Desktop Protocol ( RDP) is a proprietary protocol developed by Microsoft which provides a user with a graphical interface to connect to another computer over a network connection. [1] The user employs RDP client software for this purpose, while the other computer must run RDP server software. Clients exist for most versions of Microsoft ...

  6. Wi-Fi - Wikipedia

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    Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi or WiFi ( / ˈwaɪfaɪ /) [1] [a] is a family of wireless network protocols, based on the IEEE 802.11 family of standards, which are commonly used for local area networking of devices and Internet access, allowing nearby digital devices to exchange data by radio waves. These are the most widely used computer networks in the world ...

  7. JSON - Wikipedia

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    JSON ( JavaScript Object Notation, pronounced / ˈdʒeɪsən /; also / ˈdʒeɪˌsɒn /) is an open standard file format and data interchange format that uses human-readable text to store and transmit data objects consisting of attribute–value pairs and arrays (or other serializable values).

  8. Router (computing) - Wikipedia

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    Router (computing) Rack containing an enterprise-class router connected to multiple networks. A router [a] is a networking device that forwards data packets between computer networks. Routers perform the traffic directing functions on the Internet. Data sent through the internet, such as a web page or email, is in the form of data packets.

  9. Transport Layer Security - Wikipedia

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    Secure Data Network System. The Transport Layer Security Protocol (TLS), together with several other basic network security platforms, was developed through a joint initiative begun in August 1986, among the National Security Agency, the National Bureau of Standards, the Defense Communications Agency, and twelve communications and computer corporations who initiated a special project called ...