July 15, 2002

Confirmed: MS to ship beefed up 802.11 security in XP SP1

"Microsoft will, as suggested here last week, be shipping a Protected Extensible
Authentication Protocol (PEAP) client with SP1 of Windows XP. This will beef up
wireless security in XP and will no doubt come in handy for the mysterious security
of Microsoft's forthcoming home wireless products.

Thanks to readers for the snap of XP SP1's wireless properties, showing Protected
EAP security enabled, and for a couple of useful links. Microsoft Technet's Cable
Guy discusses PEAP in the July column, and over at Sifry's Alerts there are a few
pertinent comments." More at The Register.


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