Talk:Wi-Fi Protected Access

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Attacks on WPA[edit]

I'd like to query this:

However, it is not perfect; attacks remain feasible against RC4, even with large key and IV sizes.

What feasible attacks exist for RC4 as used in WPA? I've found a discussion of weak passphrase choice, but that's not really the protocol's fault per se: [1]. — Matt 23:43, 10 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Chop out DiceWare[edit]

The references to Diceware seem totally out of place in this section. Diceware never appears in the IEEE standards, it is not a well adopted mechanism. The DiceWare 'strength' is used in place of the WiFi Alliance recommended practices and the abiity to use 64 char hex. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 70.132.3.231 (talkcontribs) 05:57, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

Apple[edit]

What's all the 'hey look apple support wpa2' promotion doing in this wiki ? I don't think it's wise to build up a list with compatible devices.

Clarify intro paragraph[edit]

"... security protocols and security certification programs... to secure wireless computer networks"

For someone not knowing anything about WPA/WEP already, the intro paragraph does not really help them. What is "secure" referring to? Authentication? Encryption of all traffic? Something else?

Thank you!

4johnny (talk) 08:37, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

This is a common mistake of writers at every level of topical competence. With modern hyperlinking options, all technical terms and jargon should be easily linked to the relevant definitions, and at least the introduction(s) to every such article should be conscientiously written for two or more defined target audiences of expected familiarity or topical literacy. This approach does not take a lot of work, and the effort can dramatically improve your own thinking about how you present & express your ideas. JRB198.24.31.105 (talk) 22:03, 6 November 2014 (UTC)