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3DES A symmetric encryption standard. It improves Data Encryption Standard (DES) by encrypting data in three passes with three separate keys. It was one of the standards evaluated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), but was not selected. It is a slower and processor-intensive block cipher, but is still strong and used in some applications. It is also called triple DES and three DES.

3G Third generation of wireless technologies. 1G uses analog signals and 2G uses digital signals. 3G provides higher transfer speeds using digital technologies.

AAAs of security Authentication, authorization, and accounting. These three elements of security work together to ensure that only authorized entities have access to resources and that their access is recorded.


  

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