M - Definitions

  • M

    machine authentication

    Machine authentication is the authorization of an automated human-to-machine or machine-to-machine (M2M) communication through verification of a digital certificate or digital credentials. Unlike user authentication, the process does not involve any action on the part of a human.

  • machine data

    Machine data is digital information created by the activity of computers, mobile phones, embedded systems and other networked devices.

  • machine-generated data (MGD)

    Machine-generated data (MGD) is information that is produced by mechanical or digital devices. The term is often used to describe the data that is generated by an organization’s industrial control systems and mechanical devices that are designed to carry out a single function.

  • machine-to-machine (M2M)

    Machine to machine (M2M) is a broad label that can be used to describe any technology that enables networked devices to exchange information and perform actions without the manual assistance of humans.

  • man-in-the-middle attack (MitM)

    A man-in-the-middle attack is one in which the attacker secretly intercepts and relays messages between two parties who think they are communicating directly with each other.

  • meet-in-the-middle attack

    Meet-in-the-middle is a type of attack that can exponentially reduce the number of brute force permutations required to decrypt text that has been encrypted by more than one key. Such an attack makes it much easier for an intruder to gain access to data.

  • Memory Spot

    Memory Spot is the trade name for a passive transponder under development by Hewlett-Packard that contains a chip capable of storing large data files such as digital photographs, databases or musical selections... (Continued)

  • MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems)

    A MEMS (microelectromechanical system) is a miniature machine that has both mechanical and electronic components.

  • mesh network topology (mesh network)

    A mesh network is a local area network (LAN) that employs one of two connection arrangements, full mesh topology or partial mesh topology.

  • microcomputer

    A microcomputer is a complete computer on a smaller scale and is generally a synonym for the more common term, personal computer or PC, a computer designed for an individual.

  • microcontroller

    A microcontroller is a compact integrated circuit designed to govern a specific operation in an embedded system.

  • microserver

    A microserver, also known as a server appliance, is a compact, less expensive, modular hardware platform designed to make installation and maintenance simpler than traditional enterprise-class rack servers.

  • MQTT (MQ Telemetry Transport)

    MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) is a lightweight messaging protocol that provides sensors and other resource-constrained network clients with a simple way to distribute telemetry information. The protocol, which employs a publish/subscribe communication pattern and is managed by OASIS, is used for machine-to-machine (M2M) communication in the Internet of Things (IoT).

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