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 9  Glossary

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Access Control

A method for determining who can access what resources. In most cases this is accomplished with an ACL (Access Control List)

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/a/ACL.html

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/a/access_control.html

Also refer to DAC

Access Point (AP)

The place where access to a network is achieved. Refer to WAP.

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/A/AP.html

ACL (Access Control List).

Refer to Access Control.

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/A/ACL.html

Adhoc mode

One of two configurations created within wireless networks. Does not use a WAP (Wireless Access Point). Refer to WAP.

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AH (Authentication Header)

Used to provide connectionless integrity and did portion authentication for IP data grants, and to provide protection against replays". Refer to RFC 2402

http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid14_gci214037,00.html

http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/cgi-bin/rfc/rfc2402.html

Algorithm

Typically a mathematical formula created to generate results

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/a/algorithm.html

Asymmetric

Encryption using a public and private key. Contrast this to symmetric which uses only one key. In a symmetric encryption one key is used to encode data so it cannot be read, while the other key issues to decode the data. Refer to symmetric

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Authentication

Verifying someone is who they say they are. Refer to Authorization

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Authorization

Data or objects (printers) a user is authorized to access or use

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