If you're at all concerned about computer security, you need to
understand what security methods are useful and which have known flaws
that render them useless. With the growing popularity of WLAN
(wireless local-area networking) I felt it was important to point out
that the FBI can crack the WEP standard for wireless encryption in about 3 minutes.
The more secure standard for wireless networking is WAP, but a safer
solution is probably not to depend on the wireless networking
encryption at all. Encrypt the data itself, not just the
This entry was published 2005-09-24 10:43:35.0 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2005-09-24 10:43:35.0.