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AES encryption and WPA

Will AES encryption be supported by the new Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) standard that goes into effect later this year?

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No. WPA consists of TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) and EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol) to eliminate the known vulnerabilities in WEP, but does not include support for AES encryption. However, keep your eye on 802.11i -- the forthcoming IEEE security standard for wireless networks -- it will, among other things, bring AES encryption support once it is ratified.

This was first published in June 2003

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