What is WPA?

WPA stands for Wifi Protected Access.

WPA is an IEEE standard responsible for implementing wireless network security.

WPA is a wireless security certification program developed by the WiFi alliance to increase the security of wireless networks and computers.

Some of the main features of WPA are TKIP and MIC. TKIP stands for Temporal Key Integrity Protocol.

It’s an encryption mechanism that uses hashing tables to generate a 128-bit per-packet encryption key. Its integrity check feature makes sure that the key does not tamper.

MIC stands for Message integrity check. MIC prevents attackers and hackers from capturing or modifying the packets.

It also helps stop session hijacking and man-in-the-middle attacks. MIC also uses an integrity check to verify the packets, the unsafe or potentially harmful packets are discarded.

WPA is more secure than WEP.