Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

2005

Publication Title

The Ninth Canadian Workshop on Information Theory (CWIT)

First Page

280

Last Page

283

Keywords

Security, 802.11, WLAN, RSA, authentication, key distribution

Abstract

It is well known that the data confidentiality algorithm, called Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), offerred by the original IEEE 802.11 is not secure mainly due to its improper implementation of RC4 algorithm [3], [4]. The IEEE 802.11 Task Group ’I’ (TGi) has designed two options to address this problem. One is called Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP), intended to be used as a short-term patch for currently deployed equipment. The other one uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), a powerful block cipher recommended by NIST to replace DES in 2000, as a long-term solution

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