Which wireless network security method provides the best encryption?

Which of these wireless security techniques provide the best method of encrypting network traffic?

A) Disable SSID

B) Filter MAC Addresses

C) Enable WPA

D) Configure WEP

The answer: C) Enable WPA

Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is the preferred encryption method on today’s 802.11 wireless networks. The previous encryption method, Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) was found to have cryptographic vulnerabilities and should generally be avoided if possible.

Want to know more? Watch “Wireless Security.”

A wireless network provides excellent mobility, but it also creates a number of security concerns. In this video, we’ll discuss wireless encryption types and aspects of access point security that include MAC filtering, SSID management, IP addressing, and firmware.