Thursday, October 4, 2007

Don't weep for WEP

I'm going to preview Step 1: Securing Your Network tomorrow for those of you that have already purchased Security Mike's Guide. Not to steal my own thunder (or give away the store), but one of the defenses is to encrypt your wireless connection.

But you shouldn't use WEP. Or Wired Wireless Equivalent Privacy, which pretty much has more holes than Swiss Cheese. The folks at Symantec cover a new WEP attack that can break a long WEP key in less than 60 seconds. You may as well not have any security.

WEP was a start, but at this point it's no good and you shouldn't use it. Don't take it from me, listen to world renowned security expert - Bart Simpson.

1 comment:

kurt wismer said...

wired equivalent privacy (as in it was supposed to give you privacy equivalent to what you'd get in a wired network)... not that it matters...