* Use wireless Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) instead of WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy
) if you use wireless at home.
Another common security protocol is the Wired Equivalent Privacy
(WEP), but it is becoming obsolete.
You can generate a custom Wired Equivalent Privacy
(WEP) or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) key for your wireless network based on your own pass phrase or other input.
The internal CDMA and Wi-Fi antennas are Wi-Fi B and G compatible, and the security includes WPA2-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access), WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy
), and SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection) firewalls.
<p>First, advice to retailers: Try to use the standards ratification to justify upgrading old bar code scanners running Wired Equivalent Privacy
(WEP) or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA).
If you have a wireless connection consider upgrading to higher security than rest WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy
), such as WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access or WPA2.
TJX was using an older, less secure encoding system called Wired Equivalent Privacy
Set your network to use Wired Equivalent Privacy
or even stronger Wi-Fi Protected Access encryption, which encodes every transmission on the network, making it harder for hackers to "sniff" the data as it goes by.
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy
), found to have a variety of security problems (a group from the FBI gave a demonstration where they cracked a WEP-protected network in three minutes using publicly available tools), was superseded by WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and then by the IEEE 802.11i standard WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2).
The SMCWPS-G supports 64/128-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy
(WEP) and works with WPA- or WPA2-secured wireless networks to prevent unauthorized users from accessing the network over a wireless connection.
According to iBAHN, WPA tackles the weakness of Wired Equivalent Privacy
(WEP), adding user authentication and ensuring the wireless connection is secure for all users, including those without virtual private network (VPN) solutions.