Provided by: International Journal of Enterprise Computing and Business Systems (IJECBS)
Date Added: Jan 2013
As Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) are rapidly deployed to expand the field of wireless products, the provision of authentication and privacy of the information transfer will be mandatory. WLANs are also playing much larger role in corporate network environments and are already very popular for home networking applications. This increase in accessibility has created large security holes for hackers and thieves to abuse, that is finally being addressed by stronger security protocols and these security protocols include Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and 802.11i (WPA2).