Easy Wi-Fi security

Thursday, 27 December 2007, 1:39 PM EST

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) just isnít sufficiently secure for most businesses. WEP requires all clients to share the same service set identifier (SSID), which geometrically reduces the likelihood that it can remain secret. Since the SSID is static and is the same for all clients, itís difficult to change, even if it becomes compromised. Its stream cipher algorithm is known to be vulnerable to attack from anyone with motivation, know-how, and some time on their hands. WEP is better than nothing, but not really enough for a business computer.

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