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  2. Squid (software) - Wikipedia

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    The LAMP (software bundle) with Squid as web cache. Squid is a caching and forwarding HTTP web proxy. It has a wide variety of uses, including speeding up a web server by caching repeated requests, caching web, DNS and other computer network lookups for a group of people sharing network resources, and aiding security by filtering traffic.

  3. Shellshock (software bug) - Wikipedia

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    Bash (1.0.3–4.3) Shellshock, also known as Bashdoor, [1] is a family of security bugs [2] in the Unix Bash shell, the first of which was disclosed on 24 September 2014. Shellshock could enable an attacker to cause Bash to execute arbitrary commands and gain unauthorized access [3] to many Internet-facing services, such as web servers, that ...

  4. Unstructured Supplementary Service Data - Wikipedia

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    Unstructured Supplementary Service Data ( USSD ), sometimes referred to as " quick codes " or " feature codes ", is a communications protocol used by GSM cellular telephones to communicate with the mobile network operator 's computers. USSD can be used for WAP browsing, prepaid callback service, mobile-money services, location-based content ...

  5. Universally unique identifier - Wikipedia

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    A universally unique identifier ( UUID) is a 128-bit label used for information in computer systems. The term globally unique identifier ( GUID) is also used. [1] When generated according to the standard methods, UUIDs are, for practical purposes, unique. Their uniqueness does not depend on a central registration authority or coordination ...

  6. USB 3.0 - Wikipedia

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    USB 3.0, released in November 2008, is the third major version of the Universal Serial Bus (USB) standard for interfacing computers and electronic devices. Among other improvements, USB 3.0 adds the new transfer rate referred to as SuperSpeed USB (SS) that can transfer data at up to 5 Gbit/s (500 MB/s after encoding overhead), which is about 10 times faster than Hi-Speed (maximum for USB 2.0 ...

  7. DD-WRT - Wikipedia

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    DD-WRT is one of a handful of third-party firmware projects designed to replace manufacturer's original firmware with custom firmware offering additional features or functionality. Sebastian Gottschall, a.k.a. "BrainSlayer", is the founder and primary maintainer of the DD-WRT project. The letters "DD" in the project name are the German license ...

  8. Push email - Wikipedia

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    Push email is an email system that provides an always-on capability, in which new email is actively transferred ( pushed) as it arrives by the mail delivery agent (MDA) (commonly called mail server) to the mail user agent (MUA), also called the email client. Email clients include smartphones and, less strictly, IMAP personal computer mail ...

  9. Virtual private network - Wikipedia

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    A virtual private network ( VPN) extends a private network across a public network and enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network. [1] The benefits of a VPN include increases in functionality, security, and management of the private network.