May 25, 2013

1.6.6 LEAP

LEAP

LEAP (Lightweight Extensible Authentication Protocol) is a proprietary EAP protocol, also known as Lightweight EAP. It was created by the company Cisco Systems for its line of Wireless LAN Access Points as a way to address the security weaknesses in WEP.

Security of LEAP relies on the strength of the organization’s password policy. With LEAP the organization should use complex passwords that make it computationally infeasible to attempt an offline dictionary or brute force attack.1

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