Wi-Fi Protected Access

<networking, security>

(WPA) A security scheme for wireless networks, developed by the networking industry in response to the shortcomings of Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). WPA uses Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) encryption and provides built-in authentication, giving security comparable to VPN tunneling with WEP, with the benefit of easier administration and use.

WPA-PSK is a simplified form of WPA.

Last updated: 2007-05-11

Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key

<networking, security>

(WPA-PSK) A simplified but still powerful form of WPA, most suitable for home wireless networking. As with WEP, you set a static key or pass phrase, but WPA-PSK uses TKIP to automatically change the keys periodically, making it much more difficult to break the encryption.

Last updated: 2007-05-11

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