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WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)

Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is a form of wireless-based security protocol. It is a security standard that is meant to bring wireless connectivity on par with wired connectivity. It was first created in 1997. At the time, it had revolutionary security protocols, including the use of hexadecimal digits. In 2003, it was supplanted by Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA).

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, WEP was the primary form of wireless security. It has since been replaced. Today, most businesses don't use WEP connections. If an SMB still uses WEP, they should look to upgrade to WPA. WEP security was found to have many vulnerabilities and can be easily cracked by the most basic hacks. Continued use of WEP today presents a high security risk.

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