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Hands-On Ethical Hacking and Network Defense by James E. Corley, Kent Backman, Michael T. Simpson

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GLOSSARY

802.1X standard An IEEE standard that defines the process of authenticating and authorizing users on a network before they’re allowed to connect.

access point (AP) A radio transceiver that connects to a network via an Ethernet cable and bridges a wireless network with a wired network.

ACK A TCP flag that acknowledges a TCP packet with SYN-ACK flags set.

Active Server Pages (ASP) A scripting language for creating dynamic Web pages.

active system An IDS or IPS that logs events, sends out alerts, and can interoperate with routers and firewalls.

ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) A programming interface for connecting a Web application to a database.

ad-hoc network A wireless network that doesn’t rely on an AP for connectivity; instead, independent ...

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