Secure wireless makes sense

Tuesday, 23 December 2003, 4:54 AM EST

Wireless security has had more than its fair share of bad press, not helped by the failure of the Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption standard to withstand hacks.

Doubts also linger over its successor, Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA). The Wi-Fi alliance announced over the summer that WPA was being extended with WPA version 2, which will include the 802.1x authentication standard.

Intel admitted at the European Technology Summit in London last month that paranoia over wireless security was holding back the industry.

But the problems surrounding wireless security are seen as "more a training than a technology issue", by Sean Maloney, executive vice president and general manager of Intel's Communications Group.

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