You’re configuring a wireless access point, and you want to be sure your communications are secure. Which wireless configuration setting can render your network communication unreadable to others?
A) SSID broadcast
C) MAC filtering
E) The toggle switch marked “Klingon”
The answer: B) WPA
WPA, or Wi-Fi Protected Access, is an encryption type used on wireless networks. With WPA enabled, all of the wireless communication may be intercepted as it travels through the air, but the resulting data is encrypted and therefore unreadable.
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