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Comparative Analysis of Wireless Security Protocols: WEP vs WPA

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ABSTRACT

Data security in wireless network has posed as a threat that has stuck to the core of data communication from point A to point B. There have been a variety of security issues raised in wired and wireless networks and security specialists proposed a variety of solutions. The proposed security solutions in wired networks could not be successfully implemented in wireless networks to identify, authenticate and authorize users due to infrastructural and working principles of wireless networks. Data on wireless network are much exposed to threats because the network is been broadcasted unlike a wired network. Researchers have proposed WEP and WPA to provide security in wireless networks. This research is going to compare the WEP and WPA mechanism for better understanding of their working principles and security bugs.

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Sari, A. and Karay, M. (2015) Comparative Analysis of Wireless Security Protocols: WEP vs WPA. International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, 8, 483-491. doi: 10.4236/ijcns.2015.812043.

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