Paper finds new wireless standard less secure

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Paper finds new wireless standard less secure

A new paper by a leading security expert says that the new Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) security standard may be less secure, in certain scenarios, than WEP, the wireless standard it was designed to replace. “In the paper, “Weakness in Passphrase Choice in WPA Interface,” Robert Moskowitz, a senior technical director at ICSA Labs, part of TruSecure Corp., describes a number of problems with the new WPA standard, including the ability of attackers to “sniff” critical information from wireless traffic and to discover the value of a wireless network’s security key.”

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