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Microsoft Beefs Up Wi-Fi Security in XP


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Highlighting the shortcomings of the Wi-Fi Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) security standard, Microsoft (Quote, Company Info) on Monday rolled out its own alternative for Windows XP users, new software that promises increased security in the areas of data encryption and user authentication.  

Microsoft announced the availability of a free XP download with support for the standards-based Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), a network security solution from the Wi-Fi Alliance.


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