ISBN: 978-981-11-0008-6 DOI: 10.18178/wcse.2016.06.040
The Research on Attacks and Protections of WLAN Based on Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
Abstract— Firstly this paper summarizes the defects of Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) based on
Wired Equivalent Privacy(WEP), such as the problem of access security, hardware device lost, security
defects of access control mechanism and password cracking. Then it discusses the attacks methods to WEP
mechanism. On this basis, the password cracking method of WLAN based on WEP is described, include the
principle of cracking, the environment of cracking and the steps of cracking the passwords of WEP. At last,
the security solutions from the physical, technological and management aspects for WLAN based on WEP is
presented. Our research can give advantage for using WLAN securely.
Index Terms— WLAN, WEP, security, password crack.
Feng Yuan, Shang Zhihui, Cai Zengyu, Ma Linlin
School of Computer and Communication Engineering, Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, CHINA
Software Engineering College, Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, CHINA
Cite: Feng Yuan, Shang Zhihui, Zhang Jianwei, Cai Zengyu, Ma Linlin, "The Research on Attacks and Protections of WLAN Based on Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)," Proceedings of 2016 6th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering, pp. 256-260, Tokyo, 17-19 June, 2016.