WPA2-certified Wi-Fi toughens security
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.
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