View Full Version : challenge hand shake authentication protocol?

23-11-2003, 06:45 AM
When im conncected to the internet.I double click the connection button and click details.It says tcp/ip which is normal and on top of that there's another one called challenge hand shake authentication protocol.Is this some kind of spywarE?
Spybot doesn't show its a spyware.What is it?
Im running windows 98se

23-11-2003, 09:06 AM
Of course Spybot doesn't detect it as spyware.

Challenge hand-shake authentication is a secure method for connecting to your ISP. I'm not sure of the specific details about how it works, but it's pretty much in the name - one of the computers issues a challenge, the other answers it, and if everything goes fine they "hand-shake" and you're connected.

Jim B
23-11-2003, 09:21 AM
CHAP (Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol) is a more secure procedure for connecting to a system than the Password Authentication Procedure (PAP).

It is not Spyware it is the method being used to authenticate your password when you dialin and connect to your ISP

23-11-2003, 03:42 PM
O thanks.I was a bit worried.hand shake sounds a bit ikky!!