Differentiate internet security WEP and WEP2

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What is the difference between WEP and WEP2. Does the level of security significantly differs between these two? If yes, up to what rate?

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Differentiate internet security WEP and WEP2

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There is a WEP (Wireless Equivalent Privacy), but it is a technology from the past and it is now superseded by WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access). WEP2 does not exist. There are now only two security protocols in use, such as the WPA and WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access II) developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance.

WPA is designed to replace the aging WEP which has a lot of weaknesses in its security. WEP before used a 40-bit or a 104-bit encryption that must be entered manually on wireless access points while WPA adopts TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) which utilizes a per-packet key and thus it dynamically provides a good and solid 128-bit key, for every single packet and as a result, stops the kinds of attacks which jeopardized WEP.

On the other hand, WPA2 is the latest technology made to substitute WPA . WPA2 uses AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) which is hard to modify illegally because all flaws made on those two previous protocols, were already corrected. 

If I were you, I would go for WPA2 because it is the latest, well developed and the most secure Wi-Fi protocol available today.

For more information check this links out:

http://www.differencebetween.net/technology/difference-between-wpa-and-wpa2/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi_Protected_Access

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Differentiate internet security WEP and WEP2

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WEP stands for Wired Equivalent Privacy. It is a security algorithm for the IEEE 802.11 wireless networks. It was presented as a component of the first 802.11 standard which was approved in September of 1999. It aims to give data confidentiality similar to the native wired network. WEP is identifiable by the 10 and 26 hexadecimal digit keys and was once widely used.

This is frequently the primary security choice offered to users before by router configuration tools. Though the name means it is as protected as a wired connection, it has been proven to have various defects and vulnerabilities. It has been deprecated since then in accord of newer standards like WPA2.

WEP2 was a brief extension to Wired Equivalent Privacy. Its objective is to just buy some time while they are still finding a better replacement for WEP. It expanded the key values to 128 bits and the IV in an attempt to combat brute force attacks and lack of duplicate IV but unluckily, the defects on WEP just went deeper.

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