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

Patching: The least understood line of defense

Posted on 29 August 2014.  |  How many end users, indeed how many IT pros, truly get patching? Sure, many of us see Windows install updates when we shut down our PC and think all is well. Itís not.


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

Tue, Sep 2nd
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //