The Lazy Genius

Security News & Brain Dumps from Xavier Ashe, a Bit9 Client Partner

Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 by The Cable Guy

Posted by Xavier Ashe on July 30, 2005

Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), as described in Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) Overview,
the May 2005 The Cable Guy article, is a product certification
available through the Wi-Fi Alliance that certifies wireless equipment
as being compatible with the IEEE 802.11i standard.

The IEEE
802.11i standard formally replaces Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) in
the original IEEE 802.11 standard with a specific mode of the Advanced
Encryption Standard (AES) known as the Counter Mode Cipher Block
Chaining-Message Authentication Code (CBC-MAC) protocol (CCMP). CCMP
provides both data confidentiality (encryption) and data integrity.
This article describes the details of the WPA2 implementation of AES
CCMP for encryption, decryption, and data integrity validation of
802.11 wireless frames.

Great Article in the August edition of the The Cable Guy.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: