New generation of hacking tools puts many more Wireless LANs at risk

This week, Michael Ossmann of SecurityFocus released an alarming article on the recent advancements in wireless LAN encryption cracking that put many WLAN networks once thought to be secure at risk. Even though the WPA standard brought us TKIP encryption in 2003 and the 802.11i standard brought us AES encryption this year, many organizations and enterprises are still using Dynamic WEP to encrypt their WLAN data to keep hackers from seeing sensitive data or gain unauthorized network access. Because Dynamic WEP was thought to be relatively safe and didn't have any special hardware/firmware/software requirements like TKIP or AES, many organizations have held off on their migration plans to the newer WPA standard -- let alone the 802.11i standard. Unfortunately, the lease ...
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