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Kerberos

Kerberos

A system developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that depends on passwords and symmetric cryptography (DES) to implement ticket-based, peer entity authentication service and access control service distributed in a client-server network environment.

Jitter

Jitter

Jitter or Noise is the modification of fields in a database while preserving the aggregate characteristics of that make the database useful in the first place.

Hash Functions

Hash Functions

(cryptographic) hash functions are used to generate a one way “check sum” for a larger text, which is not trivially reversed. The result of this hash function can be used to validate if a larger file has been altered, without having to compare the larger files to each other. Frequently used hash functions are MD5 and SHA1.