WEP – Less and Less Unsafe

Recently a buzz started on the Internet: WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access“) was cracked! But a lot of companies still use WEP (“Wired Equivalent Privacy“) to protect their Wi-Fi networks. Unfortunately, WEP is still less secure now! According to a paper from Erik Tews and Martin Beck, only 24000 captured packets are enough to crack a WEP key toda!!

Good news anyway: “Retailers who accept credit cards may not deploy new systems with WEP starting 1-April-2009, and must discontinue all use of WEP by 30-June-2010 according to new guidelines set by the credit industry giants.“. Read more.

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