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Submission + - WPA bug in Vista, is that a security problem? (microsoft.com) 1

Anonymous Coward writes: "Many people, such as me-said-the-idiot, or maybe all, cannot connect to a WPA protected WiFi network with Vista. So many will have to use an unsecured network configuration in order to go online. Practically all new PC laptops sold now are bundled with Vista, so this could well become the biggest and easiest to exploit security leak.. Many posts on MS forum http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx? PostID=481371&SiteID=17 but apparently it still isn't considered a problem by MS.."
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WPA bug in Vista, is that a security problem?

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  • The problem isn't WPA, it's WEP when WPA mode is enabled. It means you need a little jiggling to connect to a WEP-encrypted access point. But since WEP has holes a camel can fly through, and most everyone who needs a secure connection has switched to WPA, I don't see why this is such a big deal.

Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?

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