Posts Tagged ‘encryption’

Wireless Protected Access – WPA

August 21, 2007

WPA, or wireless protected access, is a standard for wifi. It is more secure than the previous standard, WEP (wired equivalent privacy) and was developed as a response to some of the security weaknesses in WEP which were making WEP unsuitable for corporations.

WPA boasts improved authentication and encryption and should work with all wireless network interface cards.

By Sarah at UK Broadband Finder
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Encryption

August 19, 2007

Encrypted data can be sent over the internet without unauthorised people reading it while it is en route. The form encrypted data takes is called cypher text. Encryption is used particularly for e-commerce as it means credit card information can be kept private.

By Sarah at UK Broadband Finder
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