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Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)

Wi-Fi protected access (WPA) is a specific type of security that is used for computers that have wireless internet. Specifically, WPA took over for Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) in 1999. It used the latest technology at the time to provide enhanced security and encryption. This, in turn, protected the information of users who were using WPA and made it harder for hackers and other bad actors to alter data as it was being sent.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)

Businesses should, at a minimum, be using WPA standards whenever they have a Wi-Fi connection. However, WPA has since been supplemented by WPA2 and WPA3. As such, WPA is now out of date. It also has certain security flaws that make it vulnerable to certain types of data attacks. WPA2 or WPA3 are much safer security standards to use.

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