Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) is a client-server networking protocol that runs in the application layer. The RADIUS protocol uses a RADIUS Server and RADIUS Clients.
Security and data breaches are becoming alarmingly common in the current technological world. Every day brings news of more and more data being compromised, with reports suggesting that 7 million data records are compromised every day.
Albert Gonzalez, a former Secret Service informant, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2010 for hacking more than 130 million debit and credit card numbers, namely from the card processing company Heartland Payment Systems–the largest data breach in US history.
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