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Niyol

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I'm looking in wireless network settings and then wonder into advanced settings and come accros
federal information processing standard (FIPS) compliance for this network.

I wonder 1st what is it and what does it do if you check the box?

I'm curious as i did Google it but got three different answers as to what it does and is.

Thanking you on this matter of curiosity
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It's an encryption standard, developed and used by US non-military government agencies and affiliates. Nothing to worry about. Check the links for further info..

http://en.wikipedia....ssing_Standards
http://csrc.nist.gov...s/PubsFIPS.html
http://technet.micro...y/cc180745.aspx
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Hello JayZeee
and thanks Jayzeee for the links :)
I think I did the rep thingy right if not toot me and I will try again.
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Thanks for the rep!! :thumbsup:

It's just a technical standard to which microsoft are compliant, nothing more than that. I understand why it may seem alarming, especially with the NSA "whistle-blowing" media frenzy recently.
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I wasn't worried about the NSA, GCHQ ect I was just curious as to what it was. I don't think they would be interested in me. I think they use a program that picks up on words and how words are used before you trigger an event for them to have some interest in you. You have to say words like bomb, explosive, C4 ect for them to look at something you have written and take an interest. They may look at this very post now lol.

Thanks again for providing clarity on the FIPS standard thingy. :)

If I'm never seen again they have got me :P

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