WPA2-certified Wi-Fi toughens security

Thursday, 2 September 2004, 12:16 AM EST

The first products certified to support Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), the latest wireless security technology, were announced by the Wi-Fi Alliance on Wednesday.

The Wi-Fi Alliance says that WPA2 is a big improvement on earlier wireless security standards such as Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), which hackers have found easy to circumvent. It includes Advanced Encryption Standard, a strong encryption standard supporting 128-bit, 192-bit and 256-bit keys.

Because WPA2 is compatible with WPA, companies who have already implemented WPA can upgrade to the new standard in stages.

By Graeme Wearden at ZDNet.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

What's the real cost of a security breach?

The majority of business decision makers admit that their organisation will suffer an information security breach and that the cost of recovery could start from around $1 million.


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

Thu, Feb 11th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2016 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //