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May 10 2018   6:34PM GMT

Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)

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Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is a security standard for wireless internet connections. It improved upon and replaced the original Wi-Fi security standard, Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). Continued…

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“The most common protocol used to connect IoT devices via Wi-Fi is WPA2 — also known as Wi-Fi Protected Access II — as it defines how a router and Wi-Fi client devices perform the ‘handshake’ network connection process to negotiate the encryption used to secure the connection.” – Michael Cobb

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