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Cisco warns of wireless security hole

Cisco Systems Inc. is warning customers using its Aironet wireless access points (APs) about a security vulnerability that could allow attackers to obtain keys used to secure communications on wireless networks. The vulnerability affects Aironet 1100, 1200 and 1400 series access points and could allow WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) keys to be sent as plain text over corporate networks that use an SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) server and have a specific option enabled on the access point, Cisco said. SNMP is a network management protocol that allows companies to monitor the operation of network devices using a central server and software agents that track and report on the functioning of SNMP-compliant devices. Full Story

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