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Wireless Network Security

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1. Associating with a new access point.

2. A standard originally developed for wired networks that provides a greater degree of security for wireless networks by implementing port-based authentication.

3. The network name for the wireless network that can be any alphanumeric string from 2 to 32 characters.

4. A frame that carries information about the data rates that the device can support along with the service set identifier (SSID) of the network it wants to join.

5. An optional Wired Encryption Privacy (WEP) authentication that uses challenge text for authentication.

6. A 1999 standard with a maximum rated speed of 54 Mbps using the 5-Ghz spectrum.

7. A standard formally ratified in 2003 for wireless LAN transmissions of devices transmitting at 54 Mbps.

8. Two packets derived from the same initialization vector (IV).

9. A checksum based on the contents of the text - used in WEP encryption.

10. The first version of the security standards set by the Wi-Fi Alliance.

11. An attack that attempts to determine the keystream by analyzing two packets that were created from the same initialization vector (IV).

12. A series of 1s and 0s equal in length to the text to be encrypted with Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) plus the integrity check value (IV).

13. A checksum based on the contents of the text.

14. A switch that contains authentication and encryption for wireless networks.

15. The encryption mechanism of the IEEE 802.11 standard - considered to provide only low security.

16. A consortium of wireless equipment manufacturers and software providers to promote wireless network technology.

17. A protocol designed to prevent an attacker from capturing - altering - and resending data packets.

18. An encryption technology that replaces the Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) protocol.

19. Text that is used in shared key authentication to authenticate a device.

20. A device that can monitor the airwaves for traffic.

21. Encrypted text.

22. Unencrypted text.

23. The default method of authentication used by the IEEE 802.11 standard.

24. The 2004 wireless security standard that addresses the two main weaknesses of wireless networks; encryption and authentication.

25. Scanning for a wireless device that listens for a beacon frame for a set period of time.

26. An organization that sets standards for computer networking and wireless communications.

27. A 1999 amendment that added two higher speeds (5.5 Mbps and 11 Mbps).

28. A 24-bit value that changes each time a packet is encrypted using Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP).

29. Movement between cells of a wireless local area network.

30. A proposed standard for faster wireless LANs projected to be ratified in 2009.

31. The second generation of Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) security.

32. An advanced security encryption protocol used in the Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA-2) standard.

33. Acipher algorithm used in Wired Encryption Privacy (WEP) that takes one character and replaces it with another.

34. A technology that allows a device to become authenticated to an access point before moving into its range.

35. An authentication protocol that uses a passphrase to generate the encryption key and must be created and entered into both the access point and all wireless devices prior to the devices communicating.

36. Storing information from a device on the network so if a user roams away from a wireless access point and later returns - he doesn't need to re-enter all his credentials.

37. A server whose only job is to verify the authentication of devices.

38. An access point with limited functionality. (It does not provide authentication or encryption.)