Flaws in Wireless Security Detailed

    Date16 Jul 2001
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    A cryptologist who discovered several gaping holes in the international standard governing the design of wireless network devices and the encryption algorithm meant to protect those networks last week detailed vulnerabilities that could be leaving corporate systems open to hackers.. . . A cryptologist who discovered several gaping holes in the international standard governing the design of wireless network devices and the encryption algorithm meant to protect those networks last week detailed vulnerabilities that could be leaving corporate systems open to hackers.

    Ian Goldberg, a cryptologist at Montreal-based security and privacy software developer Zero-Knowledge Systems Inc., along with researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, uncovered flaws in the IEEE 802.11 standard. Goldberg published a paper (www.isaac.cs.berkeley.edu/isaac/wep-faq.html) on the findings earlier this year and made one of his first public appearances about it at the annual Black Hat hacker conference here.

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