TITLE

Wi-Fi Security--Are We There

AUTHOR(S)
Finneran, Michael
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
Business Communications Review;Nov2005, Vol. 35 Issue 11, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article examines the network industry's tepid response to Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), a solution for security issues in installing wireless local area networks. While the Wi-Fi Alliance claims that WPA addresses all known Wired Equivalent Privacy vulnerabilities, the market is not convinced. This is rather perplexing, as there have been no known hacks against WPA. Although there is one known vulnerability with WPA, this only involves WPA Personal. As the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol key change function uses a known progression algorithm, if the hacker can guess the initial key or pass phrase, they can determine all the keys that follow it and hence decrypt the transmission.
ACCESSION #
18848441

 

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