Cracking Cisco LEAP video coming up

CWNP, which provides wireless LAN training and certification, will on March 1 post up a Cracking Cisco LEAP video from a presentation entitled Hacking & Solutions: Cracking Cisco LEAP

Authentication, which was presented at its Wireless Security Expo taking place this week. Cisco's Lightweight EAP is an authentication protocol designed for 802.11 WLANs but it isn't as secure as tunneled EAP protocols such as PEAP and EAP-TTLS, according to CWNP. It reports that Cisco has urged LEAP customers to deploy a strong password policy and examples are given in CWNP's article here. The article adds: "Cisco has released EAP-FAST as a suggested replacement for LEAP, but due to EAP-FAST's deployment complexity and limited support in client utiltiies and RADIUS servers, PEAP and EAP-TTLS are currently the most popular enterprise-class wireless authentication protocols. "

CWNP urges all LEAP customers to upgrade "at their earliest possible convenience."

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