Basically for security, you may want to read this typical security article about WEP encryption (BELOW) …. it has been hacked and you will want to upgrade in all areas to newer WPA encryption and not log onto Networks putting you at risk with much older and outdated WEP encryption. This applies to all Wireless Netoworks, whether a Home Network with Routers or Public Wi-Fi Access or other Municipal City Wide Wi-Fi Services. NOTE that Windows Mobile 2003 began with WPA as default and there were certain older Models that were not elegible for the Windows Mobile 2003 and thus stuck with WEP encryption as worthless. Today,  there is a wireless explosion with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as well and through many devices and scenarios. Because of the explosion as well by crimewares and cyber crime persons (adware, spyware, botnets, malwares) involving Identity Theft and related Cyber Crimes – the average user is well advised to become security educated on any Device able to access the World Web or the Wireless Internet or Wireless Connections of any kind.


Cafe Latte attack steals data from Wi-Fi PCs (WEP encryption cracked) October 19th, 2007 Cafe Latte attack steals data from Wi-Fi PCs “With the discovery of our attack, every employee of an organization is the target of an attack.” Security researcher uncovers technique that exploits holes in WEP encryption to log onto supposedly secure wireless networks If you use a secure wireless network, hackers may be able to steal data from your … via Infoworld http://www.topix.net/tech/computer-security/2007/10/cafe-latte-attack-steals-data-from-wi-fi-pcs


UPDATE: Once thought safe, WPA Wi-Fi encryption is cracked – Network World http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/110608-once-thought-safe-wpa-wi-fi.html?t51hb


USE WPA-2 MINIMUM …..WPA 1 (Personal) takes time but can be hacked now. NEW UPDATE ——————> WPA2 security hole discovered Wi-Fi WPA2 vulnerability FAQ AirTight’s WPA2 exploit seems to be an ARP spoofing attack Network World July 28, 2010 05:33 PM ET So this guy at AirTight Networks says Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 has a “hard shell on the outside, but a soft underbelly inside”due to an overlooked vulnerability, and an attacker can decrypt traffic that’s been encrypted with WPA2. Is this total panic time? Well, probably not, based on tentative conclusions from folks who’ve been trying to figure out what’s going on from the very limited information AirTight Networks has released so far. The Wi-Fi Alliance crafted WPA2, based on the IEEE 802.11i specification. Do they have a response to AirTight? ….. http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/072810-wif–wpa2-vulnerability-faq.html?source=NWWNLE_nlt_daily_am_2010-07-29


WPA2 security hole discovered LinuxSecurity.com: Security experts at AirTight Networks have discovered a hole in the WPA2 Wi-Fi security protocol. The security hole was named as Hole 196 after the number of the relevant page in the IEEE 802.11 (2007) standard document. 7/27/2010 6:12 AM Read more | Open in browser http://www.linuxsecurity.com/content/view/152895?rdf


WPA2 vulnerability found ‘Hole 196’ means malicious insiders could spoof WI-Fi packets, compromise WLAN Network World July 23, 2010 12:59 PM ET Perhaps it was only a matter of time. But wireless security researchers say they have uncovered a vulnerability in the WPA2 security protocol, which is the strongest form of Wi-Fi encryption and authentication currently standardized and available. …. http://www.networkworld.com/newsletters/wireless/2010/072610wireless1.html?source=NWWNLE_nlt_wireless_2010-07-26



Windows Vista Help: What are the different wireless network security … This is referred to as WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise . It can also be used in a pre-shared key (PSK) mode, where every user is given the same passphrase http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/b385cc8a-af25-489e-a82e-decf6df26b681033.mspx


Windows Vista Partners: D-Link Systems Support for WEP, WPA, and WPA2 security standards help ensure that you will be able to use the best possible encryption—regardless of your other wireless devices. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/shop/partners/dlink.mspx

Windows Vista Help: Choosing a network location For wireless networks, a wireless connection encrypted with Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA). (For WPA, WPA2 is preferred. http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/6ddfa83c-01c8-441e-b041-1fd912c3fe601033.mspx


Windows Vista Help: Enable 802.1X authentication On wireless networks, 802.1X can be used with Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption. 5. In the Choose a network … http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/d4a8a69a-f885-4766-a991-446031bc32881033.mspx


Windows Vista Help: Ad hoc networking Security type. For your computer’s security, choose WPA-2 Personal. (We don’t recommend using WEP. WPA-2 is more secure. If you try WPA-2 and it doesn’t work, we recommend that … http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/help/0e158c21-4c70-4235-879d-0c9133218e561033.mspx

Windows Vista Help: Setting up a wireless network We recommend that you use WPA because it offers better security than the traditional Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) security. With WPA you can also use a passphrase , so you don’t … http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/help/297fa2dc-b20b-4327-b673-707a968c86801033.mspx#EK

WPA Wireless Security for Home Networks Explains how to use Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), a new wireless security specification, to secure your home network. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/bowman_03july28.mspx


Windows XP: Improve the security of your wireless home network WPA-PSK (also known as WPA-Personal). A more secure alternative to WEP, but because it is newer, it is not as widely supported. Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 supports WPA … http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/security/wireless.mspx


Download details: Windows XP Support Patch for Wi-Fi Protected Access … WPA is intended to replace the existing Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) standard, offering much more robust methods of encryption and authentication and resulting in a new level of … http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=009D8425-CE2B-47A4-ABEC-274845DC9E91&displaylang=en

Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) support for Wireless Network (IEEE 802.11 … Provides a hotfix that lets you apply wireless network policy settings to a domain or an organizational unit. You can also use this new feature to define preferred wireless … http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811233

Expert Zone Support Webcast: How to set up WPA-based wireless security … Thursday, April 21, 2005: 10:00 AM Pacific time: Explains how to secure a wireless network using new security standards. Explains how to set up WPA-based wireless security and … http://support.microsoft.com/kb/895616

Download details: Update for Microsoft Windows XP: KB826942 This update provides support for Wireless Protected Access, a new standards-based wireless security solution developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance. … This update provides support for … http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5039EF4A-61E0-4C44-94F0-C25C9DE0ACE9&displaylang=en


Wireless LAN Technologies and Microsoft Windows For example, Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) supports configuration options for the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) security standard. However, if the wireless network adapter … http://www.microsoft.com/technet/network/wifi/wrlsxp.mspx


The Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2)/Wireless Provisioning Services … The update supports the additional mandatory security features of the IEEE 802.11i standard that are not already included for products that support WPA. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893357


WPA Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is an implementation that is based on a subset of the IEEE 802.11i standard. WPA, when used with the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol and the Michael … http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms886626.aspx


Implement WPA2-Personal wireless security on a Windows XP SP2-based … Like WPA, WPA2 relies on Pre-Shared Key (PSK) to provide encryption. For more information about WPA and wireless security in general, see my earlier column, How to secure your … http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/expert/bowman_wirelesssecurity.mspx

You cannot connect to a wireless access point with the Wi-Fi Protected … After you install the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) update (815485) on a Windows XP-based computer, your wireless network adapter may not be able to connect to your wireless access … http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821442


Configuring Windows XP IEEE 802.11 Wireless Networks for the Home and … WPA Encryption. IEEE 802.11i is a new standard that specifies improvements to wireless LAN networking security. The 802.11i standard addresses many of the security issues of the … http://www.microsoft.com/technet/network/wifi/wifisoho.mspx


Set up a secure wireless network using Windows Connect Now WPA-Personal/PSK provides a more secure encryption solution. D-Link’s WCN devices are all WPA-Personal capable. To specify the SSID and encryption…. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/learnmore/bowman_05june13.mspx


Using a Wireless Laptop at Work and at Home Also set your WEP or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA ) encryption for the network at this time. For an excellent article on setting up WPA on a home network, see Barb Bowman’s WPA … http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/tabletpc/expert/russell_tabletlaptop.mspx

Wireless LAN Support in Windows: Frequently Asked Questions The new WPA settings will be read and configured for wireless clients running Windows XP with Service Pack 2 , Windows XP with Service Pack 1 and the Wireless Update Rollup Package … http://www.microsoft.com/technet/network/wifi/wififaq.mspx


WPA Authentication The following topics define the requirements for supporting Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) on an 802.11 device: Driver Requirements for WPA. Describes what the 802.11 miniport … http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa504154.aspx


Appendix D: WPA Support The Securing Wireless LANS with Certificate Services solution is by design compatible with Wi – Fi Protected Access (WPA) security for wireless LANs (WLANs). WPA compatibility … http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/prodtech/windowsserver2003/pkiwire/AP04.mspx?mfr=true


Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) Overview: The Cable Guy, March 2003 Let the Cable Guy guide you through an overview of Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) … For a list and additional information on all The Cable Guy columns, click here. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb877996.aspx


Choosing a Strategy for Wireless LAN Security Wi–Fi Protected Access (WPA) Pre–shared Key (PSK) for very small businesses and home offices.  Password–based WLAN security for organizations that do not use and do not need … http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/guidance/cryptographyetc/peap_int.mspx


Microsoft Security Advisory (917021): Description of the Wi-Fi … Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is an interim standard adopted by the Wi-Fi Alliance to provide more secure encryption and data integrity while the IEEE 802.11i standard was being … http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/917021.mspx


Planning a Wireless LAN Security Implementation … focused on the use of strong authentication to the WLAN using 802.1X and encrypting the network traffic using dynamic Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) or WiFi Protected Access (WPA) http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/guidance/cryptographyetc/peap_2.mspx


Download details: Secure Wireless Access Point Configuration Receive guidance about configuring wireless access points to support Wi-Fi protected access (WPA) and configuring the required supporting network infrastructure. … Receive … http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=27390BD4-D920-43AF-98A1-0F53FBB90A02&displaylang=en


Secure Wireless Access Point Configuration Receive guidance on configuring wireless application protocols (WAPs) to support wi-fi protected access (WPA) and configuring the required supporting network infrastructure. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/midsizebusiness/topics/serversecurity/wirelessaccessconfig.mspx


How to troubleshoot wireless network connections in Windows XP Service … Options here include Open , Shared , WPA , and WPA-PSK . If you are using WPA , no additional configuration is required. If you are using WPA-PSK , an 8- to 63-character password is … http://support.microsoft.com/kb/870702

Using Wi-Fi safely: encryption and other tips Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA): like burglarizing a house with a good alarm system. WPA offers a more robust encryption scheme that uses a system called Temporal Key Integrity … http://www.microsoft.com/smallbusiness/resources/technology/broadband_mobility/using_wi_fi_safely_encryption_and_other_tips.mspx


Overview of Securing Wireless LANs with PEAP and Passwords Using WPA in the Solution. Appendix C: Supported OS Versions. Appendix D: Scripts and Support Files. Support. More information about support for the Microsoft products in this solution … http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/guidance/cryptographyetc/peap_0.mspx


Hooking up with Wi-Fi: 6 things to know 802.11g, however, employs a newer encryption standard, Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), which isn’t perfect but is considered to be much more secure than WEP. http://www.microsoft.com/smallbusiness/resources/technology/broadband_mobility/hooking_up_with_wifi_6_things_to_know.mspx


Windows XP Update Bolsters Security of Both Private and Public Wi-Fi … Building on the protections of the earlier Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) specification, the new Wi-Fi Alliance standard offers the advanced data encryption mandated by the Federal … http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/may05/05-12WPA2UpdatesPR.mspx


Microsoft Product Information Center: Microsoft® Broadband Networking … Automatic WPA/WEP security . Get automatic Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) protection and Wi-Fi Protected Access™ (WPA), the most sophisticated standard in wireless security. http://www.microsoft.com/products/info/product.aspx?view=22&pcid=13194ee9-f7e7-4785-9cbf-f5ed24e8eff4&type=ovr


Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 Data Encryption and Integrity: The Cable Guy … Like WPA and the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP), AES CCMP uses a set of temporal keys that are derived from a master key and other values…. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb878096.aspx


Smart Display Setup Is Incompatible with Wi-Fi Protected Access Update After you install the Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) Protected Access (WPA) update on a Microsoft Windows XP Professional-based computer, and then you run the Smart Display Setup … http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821486


You cannot connect to a wireless network on a Windows Vista-based … You use Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) together with Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption to access wireless networks. A computer certificate is configured correctly on … http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935222


Planning for Secure Wireless Services WiFi Protected Access (WPA) High. Easy to deploy. More secure than WEP. WPA is a newer standard and not as broadly adopted. Updates required to Microsoft Windows XP to support WPA…. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/solutionaccelerators/smbiz/sitsol/DsgnNwrk_11.mspx?mfr=true


Configuring the Wireless LAN Clients For instructions on how to configure Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) data protection and key management, see Appendix B, “Using WPA in the Solution. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/guidance/cryptographyetc/peap_6.mspx

Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) Overview: The Cable Guy – May 2005 Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is an interim standard adopted by the Wi-Fi Alliance to provide more secure encryption and data integrity while the IEEE 802.11i standard was being .. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb878054.aspx


Wireless LAN Enhancements in Windows XP Service Pack 2 – The Cable Guy … Built-in support for Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) Originally provided for Windows XP as a free download (the WPA Wireless Security Update in Windows XP ), Windows XP SP2 includes WPA … http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb878093.aspx


Small Business Computer Security Checklist: Wireless Networks Turn on encryption: Turn on and use Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption to prevent eavesdropping. There are several encryption technologies used on wireless networks; if your … http://www.microsoft.com/smallbusiness/support/articles/step_8_safeguard_wireless_networks.mspx


Planning Guide — Deciding On a Secure Wireless Networking Strategy … Wi–Fi Protected Access (WPA) Pre-shared Key (PSK) for very small businesses and home offices. Password-based WLAN security for organizations that do not want to use certificates http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/prodtech/windowsserver2003/pkiwire/PGCH02.mspx?mfr=true

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