WLAN Security Gets Serious

A new standard that promises to fix existing problems now has some products that support it.

After years of hand-wringing over the lack of effective wireless LAN (WLAN) security, players in the WLAN arena have finally agreed on a security specification that addresses most of the vulnerabilities. At the N+I trade show in late April, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced reference designs from chip set vendors Atheros, Broadcom, and Intersil for the new Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) standard, and products certified for the standard from vendors including Cisco Systems, Intel, and Symbol Technologies.

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