Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)

March 5, 2018

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)

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A security protocol, specified in the IEEE 802.11 standard, that is designed to provide a WLAN with a level of security and privacy comparable to what is usually expected of a wired LAN. WEP is no longer considered a viable encryption mechanism due to known weaknesses.
SOURCE: SP 800-48