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yingxuan
23-11-2003, 05:45 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

agent
23-11-2003, 08:06 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, 08:21 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

yingxuan
23-11-2003, 02:42 PM
O thanks.I was a bit worried.hand shake sounds a bit ikky!!