February 5, 2001

Holes found in AirPort wireless

Author: JT Smith

From a WSJ.com article at ZDNET: "A group of respected security researchers has found vulnerabilities in one of the most popular
data-networking technologies that could expose corporate computer networks to eavesdropping and
unauthorized access.

The group, which includes a computer-science professor at the University of California at Berkeley, a recent graduate
and a current computer-science student, discovered the weaknesses in the so-called Wired Equivalent Privacy
algorithm, or WEP. The security measure is employed in the wildly popular 802.11b wireless networking technologies
that allow people to connect to networks using simple radio antennas in their laptop or desktop PCs."


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