Don’t Use WEP For Wi-Fi Security, Researchers Say

If you’re relying on Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) protocol for Wi-Fi security you may be at risk. Three German security researchers have found a way to tap into WEP protected data within a minute. Previosly, WEP had been criticized for flaws in the basic algorithm structure but cracking into the system took several minutes. Now, with the help of a 1.7 GHz Pentium M processor, WEP is rendered useless in a few seconds. Switching to WPA encryption can take up to a few hours but the switch could protect your private and sensitive data.
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