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Wi-Fi Protected Access

WPA is the successor to the WEP protocol. After the weaknesses in the WEP implementations were discovered, WPA served as a stop-gap measure for securing wireless networks while the IEEE 802.11 standards committee developed a more robust and permanent solution. The inner workings of WPA were specified in the early versions of the IEEE 802.11i standard.

Two flavors of WPA exist: Temporal Key Integrity Protocol WPA (TKIP/WPA) and Advanced Encryption Standard WPA (AES/WPA).

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