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Table Of Contents  CertiGuide to Security+
 9  Glossary

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MAC (Mandatory Access Control)

A security model that is not optional and everything gets a label. The Bell LaPadula model

http://www.cs.unc.edu/~dewan/242/f96/notes/prot/node13.html

Man In The Middle (MITM)

Occurs when an attacker intercepts packets and retransmits them after modification

http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid14_gci499492,00.html

Masters Paradise

A Trojan program

http://www.hackfix.org/miscfix/mp.shtml

MD5 (Message Digest 5)

Rivest (The R in RSA) developed this algorithm to create a one-way hash function that can be used to verify the digital string (program, data) has not been altered. Programs such as Tripwire rely on MD5

http://theory.lcs.mit.edu/~rivest/Rivest-MD5.txt

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/M/md5.html

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/M/md5.html

M of N Control

A private key is broken up into an algorithm to M number of holders. N is a % that must come together to restore a lost private key

http://www.rsasecurity.com/products/keon/datasheets/dskeonkrm.html

MSCHAP (Microsoft CHAP)

A stronger version of CHAP. Server stores the hash rather than the plaintext password

http://www.cryptoapps.com/~peter/part4.pdf


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