Subscribe to Entrepreneur for $5

Safe! (For Now)

A band-aid for your security until the real thing comes along

This story appears in the March 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Wireless computer networks based on the 802.11b and 802.11astandards are fast, cheap--and easy to hack. More-secure 802.11ihardware is at least a year away. But an interim specification fromthe Alliance standards body called Wi-Fi Protected Access(WPA) should make it tougher for airborne invaders to crack Wi-Finetworks.

WPA offers better ways to filter out unauthorized users andstiffens encryption to block snoopers from reading interceptedmessages. Unlike some proprietary solutions, WPA encryption worksacross all brands of equipment.

Continue reading this article - and everything on Entrepreneur!

Become a member to get unlimited access and support the voices you want to hear more from. Get full access to Entrepreneur for just $5.

Entrepreneur Editors' Picks