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"authentication security"

How To Test RADIUS Response Time

Slow internet connectivity is a bane for any organization, whether end-users or customers. It affects productivity as people may need help to use resources, access files and tools for work, etc. It can also affect their customer service as there could be delays in raising tickets, loading websites, etc. However, a slow internet connection could […]

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Wi-Fi Authentication Types Compared

Wireless network security begins with authentication. The security of a company’s data is ensured when only approved users are able to access the network. Conversely, a network is more vulnerable to attack if improper authentication is used. Different authentication techniques have distinct advantages and disadvantages and a varying range of Wi-Fi security. The notion of […]

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The Stages of 802.1X Authentication

The 802.1X authentication protocol is a state-of-the-art cryptographic network technology that provides protection for both wired and wireless networks. The fundamental concept behind the implementation of security protocols is rooted in the necessity to safeguard confidential data and authenticate individuals endeavoring to illicitly infiltrate the system. Upon network enrollment, devices must undergo authentication, which is […]

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Step-by-Step 802.1X Configuration

IEEE 802.1X To deploy WPA in a wireless network, an access point uses 802.1X. A wireless client must be authenticated using WPA before it can establish a connection with the access point. Switches use 802.1X to perform port-based authentication for wire-based networks. WPA-PSK (pre-shared key, commonly known as WPA-Personal) and WPA/WPA2 Enterprise are the most […]

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802.1X Authentication With EAP-MD5 Is Insecure

In November 2022, the French data protection authority (CNIL) announced that it had issued a fine of over $600,000 against a French energy company (EDF). The findings stated that the energy company failed to handle customers’ data reliably. The regulator also found that user credentials were stored and protected with an MD5 hash declared cryptographically […]

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Context-Aware Authentication with Cloud Radius

Forrester, an analyst firm’s report, suggests 80% of data breaches occur due to weak credentials. There were simpler days when data on a network was believed to be safe, but it is not so in the present. The stakes are higher now with more and more threat factors and Layer 2 attacks. Organizations are constantly […]

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