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Table Of Contents  CertiGuide to Security+
 9  Glossary

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WAP (Wireless Application Protocol)

A specification providing for weak encryption of data communications on radio links

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/W/WAP.html

Weak keys

Secret key cipher with poor encryption

http://www.x5.net/faqs/crypto/q60.html

http://www.cs.bris.ac.uk/Teaching/Resources/ COMS30124/Lectures/Part_III.pdf

WEP (Wired Equivalent Protection/Privacy)

A security protocol for wireless networking. The shared secret RC4 algorithm was not designed with the 'lossy' nature of radio-based network

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/W/WEP.html

Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) 802.11x

A standard for wireless networking for competing manufactures to adhere to for compatibility

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/W/Wi_Fi.html

WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network)

A LAN that uses radio instead of physical cable

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/W/WLAN.html

Worm

Similar to a virus however it is designed to run over a network and consume network resources

http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/reference/worm.vs.virus.pdf

WTLS (Wireless Transport Layer Security)

An umbrella term for secure protocols used in wireless networks

http://www.advisor.com/Articles.nsf/aid/MIKAP001


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