Why is WPA encryption preferred over WEP?
A) WEP is only supported with certain operating systems
B) WPA is more compatible with modern web servers
C) WEP encryption limits total wireless network throughput
D) WPA is cryptographically more secure than WEP
E) WPA always brings enough for everyone
The answer: D) WPA is cryptographically more secure than WEP
Cryptographic vulnerabilities in WEP allow knowledgeable hackers to obtain the encryption key of a WEP network in just a few minutes. Due to these vulnerabilities, WPA was created to replace the older WEP wireless encryption standard.
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