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Real 802.11 Security: Wi-Fi Protected Access and 802.11i by William A. Arbaugh, Jon Edney

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Chapter 9. Upper-Layer Authentication

This chapter reviews several of the major authentication methods. We cover in some detail the way that Transport Layer Security and Kerberos V5 work and how they can be applied to Wi-Fi network security. We also look at some newer ideas, such as ways to link together Wi-Fi LAN user authentication with cellular phone authentication.

Introduction

Chapter 7 defines three major layers of security: wireless LAN layer, the access control layer, and the authentication layer. This chapter looks at the authentication layer and, more specifically, at the protocols used to implement authentication. IEEE 802.11 lies in the wireless LAN layer, which is considered the lowest layer, and IEEE 802.1X lies in the access control ...

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