Wireless network security: comparison of WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) mechanism, WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and RSN (Robust Security Network) security protocols


Bülbül H. İ.

e-Forensics '08: Proceedings of the 1st international conference on Forensic applications and techniques in telecommunications, information, and multimedia and workshop, ss.1-6, 2008 (Düzenli olarak gerçekleştirilen hakemli kongrenin bildiri kitabı)

  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Dergi Adı: e-Forensics '08: Proceedings of the 1st international conference on Forensic applications and techniques in telecommunications, information, and multimedia and workshop
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-6

Özet

Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) are gaining popularity as they are fast, cost effective, flexible and easy to use. They are, however, faced with some serious security challenges and the choice of security protocol is a critical issue for IT administrators.

The goal of this paper is to make the non-specialist reader aware of the disadvantages and threats of the wireless security protocols. WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and RSN (Robust Security Network) security protocols are examined in this respect. Then they are compared via the common features in order to give some insight to those who work with WLANs. We hope this paper give boost to the IT security staff and clarify the common questions of the non-specialist reader.

This paper is a compilation of the wireless security weaknesses and counter measures that are put forward until recently. We believe that a thorough understanding of this paper makes the non-specialist reader have a complete review of wireless security and vulnerabilities associated with it.