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Since the protocol SPINS is as far as I understand it commonly spread I would like what exactly the abbreviation means in the paper "SPINS: Security Protocols for Sensor Networks" by Perrig et al. he introduces the new protocol but with no word mentions what SPINS acutally means and I am assuming

S ecur i ty P rotocols for Se ns or Networks

S ecur i ty P rotocols for Se n sor Network s

S ecur i ty P rotocols for Sensor N etwork s

doesn't fit since the letters are not even in the right order. Does anyone have an idea what SPINS acutally means?

  • It would help if you linked to the paper you are talking about. I assume you mean this one: users.ece.cmu.edu/~adrian/projects/mc2001/mc2001.pdf – hardillb May 28 at 15:56
  • @hardillb thank you, you are completely right, I added your link to my question – baxbear May 28 at 18:19
  • it is probably Security Protocols in Networked Sensors – jsotola May 28 at 18:23
  • the origin of the acronym may not be from English language – jsotola May 28 at 20:02

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