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News: WPA Not as Secure as WEP

Just when you thought it was finally safe to surf on a wireless network, along comes a research paper claiming the new Wi-Fi Protected Access security standard may be less secure than Wired Equivalent Privacy, the wireless standard that WPA was designed to replace. The paper, by a leading security expert, says WPA poses a number of problems, such as enabling attackers to "sniff" critical information from wireless traffic and discover the value of a wireless network's security key.

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