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  2. Internet - Wikipedia

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    The Internet (or internet) [a] is the global system of interconnected computer networks that uses the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) [b] to communicate between networks and devices. It is a network of networks that consists of private, public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope, linked by a broad array of ...

  3. Prism - Wikipedia

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    A plastic prism An optical prism is a transparent optical element with flat, polished surfaces that are designed to refract light. At least one surface must be angled — elements with two parallel surfaces are not prisms. The traditional geometrical shape of an optical prism is that of a triangular prism with a triangular base and rectangular sides, and in colloquial use "prism" usually ...

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

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    MSN Messenger 7.5 annoying login problem When I try to login in MSN Messenger, sometimes (most times) the window about the unread messages in my e-mail account pops up but the rotating icon keeps rotating, impeding me from viewing my contacts.

  5. Internet Connection Sharing - Wikipedia

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    Internet Connection Sharing ( ICS) is a Windows service that enables one Internet -connected computer to share its Internet connection with other computers on a local area network (LAN). The computer that shares its Internet connection serves as a gateway device, meaning that all traffic between other computers and the Internet go through this ...

  6. Login - Wikipedia

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    A screenshot of the English Wikipedia login screen. In computer security, logging in (or logging on, signing in, or signing on) is the process by which an individual gains access to a computer system by identifying and authenticating themselves. The user credentials are typically some form of username and a matching password, [1] and these ...

  7. Security Assertion Markup Language - Wikipedia

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    XML-based format and protocol for exchanging authentication and authorization data between parties. Security Assertion Markup Language ( SAML, pronounced SAM-el, / ˈsæməl /) is an open standard for exchanging authentication and authorization data between parties, in particular, between an identity provider and a service provider.

  8. Firewall (computing) - Wikipedia

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    Firewall (computing) In computing, a firewall is a network security system that monitors and controls incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules. A firewall typically establishes a barrier between a trusted network and an untrusted network, such as the Internet.

  9. 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 ...