Wi-Fi Alliance to dump WEP and TKIP ... not soon enough

Summary:The Wi-Fi Alliance is getting ready to put an end to WEP and TKIP on access points and WiFi devices.

The Wi-Fi Alliance is getting ready to put an end to WEP and TKIP on access points and WiFi devices.

As early as January 2011 the Wi-Fi Alliance plans to disallow TKIP on access points, with the standard being disallowed on all WiFi devices by 2012.

WEP gets a slight stay of execution, with the standard being banned on access points from 2013, with the near useless and outdated encryption standard being banned from all WiFi devices a year later.

WPA2-Mixed mode, which allows TKIP, will also go 2014, leaving only WPA2-AES.

Good news - couldn't come soon enough as far as I'm concerned.

Topics: Mobility, Wi-Fi

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