Data Bites

RADIUS security news and updates from the Cloud RADIUS team.

Secure 802.1X MAC Authentication for Devices that Don’t Support WPA2-Enterprise

Securing network devices is crucial in today’s linked world to prevent cyberattacks. However, not all devices share an operating system that allows them to implement the prevalent 802.1X MAC authentication. Anything from smart home gadgets to hospital-grade medical equipment to specialized factory gear might fall into this category. These devices may have limited functionality, but […]

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What Is ARP Poisoning?

ARP poisoning is a malicious attack method hackers use to interrupt network connectivity by manipulating the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP). An attacker may exploit several security flaws if they can mislead network devices into associating wrong IP addresses with MAC addresses via the use of forged ARP packets. The importance of learning about and fixing […]

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Configure Cloud RADIUS for X.509 Certificate Authentication In today’s swiftly evolving digital landscape, it is impossible to overstate the importance of comprehensive network security. Certificates for authentication have emerged as a preferable alternative to standard passwords as businesses seek to secure their resources and applications. To use certificates securely, however, a trustworthy authentication method is […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Wireless Authentication Protocols

Wireless networks have become an integral part of our daily routine as they interconnect our devices and provide us with the convenience of mobile internet access. The convenience of wireless connectivity necessitates robust security measures to protect our sensitive information and privacy. This is why implementing wireless authentication protocols is of the utmost importance. Wireless […]

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Is PEAP Authentication Secure in 2023?

Authentication protocols play a critical role in wireless network security by protecting sensitive data and providing secure access. PEAP is a highly prevalent protocol for establishing specific authentication channels for wireless network users. In this article, we’ll evaluate different versions of PEAP, with a particular focus on PEAP-MSCHAPv2. Our primary objective is to highlight potential […]

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Breaking Down the 802.1X Protocol

The 802.1X protocol is a pivotal authentication protocol in network security that is widely used. Its foremost aim is to enhance the security of the network by transitioning from WPA2-PSK networks, which are deemed less secure due to their dependence on a solitary shared password, to the more dependable WPA2-Enterprise/802.1X standard. The implementation of this […]

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Wi-Fi Spoofing: A Major Threat to Network Security

In today’s world, Wi-Fi is more important to our daily lives and is a major factor in how connected we are. Notwithstanding, a considerable number of users remain oblivious to the security vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi utilisation. The act of Wi-Fi spoofing poses a significant risk to the integrity of your internet connectivity, ranking among […]

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5 Cyberattacks Mitigated by 802.1X Wi-Fi

The complexity and severity of cyberattacks are rising, leading to potential ramifications such as compromised data security, monetary deficits, and harm to a firm’s reputation. Cyberattacks may manifest in multiple routes, from malicious software and computer viruses to phishing scams. A significant risk is hackers attacking the Wi-Fi networks and stealing sensitive data gained via […]

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