Wireless Security Primer (Part II)

by Robert J. Shimonski
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix Encryption & Authentication mobile & wireless security

From the IEEE, we have standards such as 802.11b. As part of those standards, there must be a way to secure Wireless transmissions the same way that they are secured on a Wired network. WEP – hence the name ‘Wired Equivalent Privacy’. Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is a security protocol, specified in the IEEE Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) standard, 802.11b, which is designed to provide a wireless local area network (WLAN) with a level of security and privacy comparable to what is usually expected of a wired LAN. Radio Waves are not bound by walls nor wires, so it’s hard to protect access to wireless with physical based control. If your Wireless network is not secured properly, it will be very easy for an attacker to penetrate your network especially if you think its secures like a wired network can be locked down. WEP seeks to establish similar protection to that offered by the wired network’s physical security measures by encrypting data transmitted over the WLAN. WEP, with strengths ...