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Which authentication protocol should you use? You work as the security administrator at Certkiller .com. You want to ensure that only encrypted passwords are used during authentication.



A. PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol)
B. SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
C. Kerberos
D. CHAP (Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol)

This question is part of Comptia Security+ Practice Exam (1)
Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Jun 17, 2020

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Wyatt Williams

Wyatt Williams

Answered Feb 12, 2018

CHAP (Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol)

CHAP is commonly used to encrypt passwords. It provides for on-demand authentication within an ongoing data transmission, that is repeated at random intervals during a session. The challenge response uses a hashing function derived from the Message Digest 5 (MD5) algorithm.
 

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