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-A small piece of custom
to a computer for some special
+A small piece of custom to a computer purpose .
the domain of copy-protection features
for high-end applications [Dongle]s have fallen from favour for copy-protection
, but are re-inventing themselves as
]s, secure key stores in cryptographic systems and so forth
+ the for high-end applications [Dongle]s , but [ ]s, .
If a device contains general-purpose functionality, such
as a general-purpose
], general-purpose memory or some IO facitilities then it'
s not a dongle
, since the defining characteristic of the dongle is it's specialisation.
in the 1980s and 1990s
, dongles had serial interfaces, but most modern dongles are [USB] [Dongle]s
+ as [ ] , s, in , .