Free Alerts and Reports: 2.1.1.d: Strong Encryption for Wireless Connections


Examine all wireless connections to verify that no weak protocols are used to connect to wireless access points




 









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2.1.1.d: Strong Encryption for Wireless Connections   Examine all wireless connections to verify that no weak protocols are used to connect to wireless access points


Some key-exchange protocols for older versions of wireless protocol 802.11x encryption (Wired Equivalent Privacy, or WEP) has been broken and can render the encryption useless. If any of the endpoints in the CDE use this protocol to connect to wireless access points, they can be easily compromised.

Action1 automates assessment of this PCI requirement by checking all configured wireless connections on the endpoints to make sure that both authentication and transmission protocols are secure and no outdated protocols, such as WEP, are in use.

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2.1.1.d: Strong Encryption for Wireless Connections
 




Related Alerts and Reports:

2.1.a: Default Passwords
    Verify that that no endpoint uses vendor-supplied default accounts and passwords
2.1.b: Unnecessary Default Accounts
    Verify that all unnecessary default accounts are disable or removed
2.1.1.c: Default Passwords for Access Points
    Make sure that endpoints do not use default passwords to connect to wireless access points


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