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Real 802.11 Security: Wi-Fi Protected Access and 802.11i

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Providing descriptions of security techniques, this title presents significant clarification of IEEE draft standards.
Paperback, 451 pages
Published July 25th 2003 by Addison Wesley Publishing Company
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Soh Kam Yung
Dec 30, 2013 Soh Kam Yung rated it really liked it
Before the actual 802.11i (known to most people as 'WPA' or 'WPA2') specification was ready, this was the book to read if you wanted to get in-depth knowledge of the problem posed by wireless security. It tells why WEP was broken, the interim and final solutions proposed to fix wifi security and how it actually works.

Time has caught up with the book now that the actual 802.11i spec has been released and has rendered some parts of the book obsolete or in need of corrections. Still a good book to
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Mat Kramer
Nov 13, 2013 Mat Kramer rated it liked it
This was a decent introduction to the complicated area of Wi-Fi security. It does a good job of explaining the history (at least up to the point when it was published) of 802.11 and Wi-Fi and the relation between standards. It gives a good amount of analogies to real world security that help demonstrate the purpose of the various virtual safeguards. But I ended up feeling that it could have been presented better. Maybe it was the simple graphics - it could have used more engaging graphics and ...more
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