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Network Security First-Step by Tom Thomas

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Glossary

3DES (Triple Data Encryption Standard) A modification of the original DES algorithm that uses three separate keys when running its encryption algorithm and associated computations. Through the use of three separate keys, the key length was effectively increased from 8 characters to 24 characters, resulting in 168 bits-worth of encryption strength.

802.11b A family of specifications created by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for wireless, Ethernet local-area networks (LANs) in 2.4 gigahertz bandwidth space.

802.11g A new IEEE high-speed wireless standard that allows users to transmit data at rates of up to 54 Mbps—nearly five times faster than 802.11b technology.

AAA (authentication, authorization, and accounting) ...

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