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Exposing WPA2 security protocol vulnerabilities

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/01/2014
<mark>Journal</mark>International Journal of Information and Computer Security
Issue number1
Volume6
Number of pages15
Pages (from-to)93-107
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Wi-Fi protected access 2 (WPA2) is considered one of the most secure protocols employed in wireless local area networks (WLANs). This is despite of having significant security vulnerabilities. The aim of this paper is two-fold. Firstly it analyses the WPA2 security protocol and presents its weaknesses in detail. Secondly it presents a methodology that demonstrates how the WPA2 security protocol can be fully exposed by malicious attacks. Importantly, proposals on how to enhance its security are offered.