Improved Wi-Fi security is not for everyone yet

Wednesday, 18 June 2003, 9:10 AM EST

Wireless local area network security is about to improve dramatically, but it will take time before some organizations can reap the rewards.

This year, the Wi-Fi Alliance, an organization that certifies wireless LAN products for interoperability, began testing a new security protocol called Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA). The first products to be certified, from vendors such as Broadcom Corp., Symbol Technologies Inc., Cisco Systems Inc. and others, are nearing availability.

WPA is designed to replace Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), the encryption element of the popular 802.11b wireless LAN standard. Mike Disabato, a senior analyst with Midvale, Utah-based Burton Group, said that WEP is easily cracked with tools available on the Internet, and security fears have, to a certain extent, stalled enterprise adoption of wireless LANs.

[ Read more ]

Comment:

For all your wireless security information needs, visit the Wireless outside articles section of HNS.

Related items




Spotlight

Operation Pawn Storm: Varied targets and attack vectors, next-level spear-phishing tactics

Posted on 23 October 2014.  |  Targets of the spear phishing emails included staff at the Ministry of Defense in France, in the Vatican Embassy in Iraq, military officials from a number of countries, and more.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Fri, Oct 24th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //