Question 10. Role 2: Orin McMillen Role 2: It is your job to help secure the network. What kind of encryption technologies exist for wireless networks? What is MAC Filtering? Why would your company even want to secure their network? According to http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/learningcenter/Glossary , the definition of encryption is, “the manipulation of data to prevent the accurate interpretation by all but those for whom the data is intended.” When securing a wireless network, one can do this by choosing different types of security types. The first is WEP, which stands for Wired Equivalence Privacy. This type encrypts the data over radio waves and a key, or password, is needed to communicate between computers and the router. WEP is basic, therefore easier to hack than WPA. WPA, which stands for Wi-Fi Protected Access, also uses a key, but the key changes, therefore making it harder to hack. Along with this, the person would
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