Another Pitfall on the Road of Wireless Security

September 10th, 2009

Computer SecurityLong-time Chad’s News readers already know that using WEP security for wireless networks is about as effective as having no security at all [link1, link2]. The solution has been to use the more advanced WPA security. Unfortunately, researchers are now able to break a certain type of WPA encryption in about 60 seconds, opening your network to the world.

The solution is to use WPA with AES encryption or to use WPA2. Some wireless routers will allow you to choose AES or WPA2, so it doesn’t hurt to check and see what’s available on yours.

But even then, wireless security is an iffy proposition should someone really want to break into your system.

(via Slashdot)

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