Gaps remain in Wi-Fi security

Friday, 8 October 2004, 12:31 PM EST

Here's some good news - the Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) spec is finally with us, and the Wi-Fi Alliance has begun certifying compliant products. "Hurrah," I hear you shout, "finally we can have secure wireless networks."

Now the bad news; starting with the fact that WPA2 is not so much a standard as an interoperability stamp for wireless encryption and authentication technologies conforming to the IEEE's 802.11i spec.

By Alan Stevens at vnunet.

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