Stop using WEP encryption!

Anyone who pays close attention to the security headlines will be only too aware of the major security incident which hit major retailers such as TJ Maxx having millions of credit card details stolen from them.

As we have reported, hackers are accused of breaking into the stores’ wireless networks to snatch the confidential information as it was transmitted across the air.

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council has announced some changes to the data security standard that companies are advised to follow to reach a minimum level of protection of their customers’ credit card information.

One of those amendments underlines the importance of no longer relying on WEP encryption to hide the critical data from the prying…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.