Essay about How Secure Is The User While On The Wi Fi Connection?

1262 Words Dec 1st, 2016 6 Pages
There are many smartphones, tablets and a host of other mobile devices that are accessing banking, mortgage, and department store accounts. Mobile users access their accounts by using a password or by a fingerprint. Usually, users use the fingerprint to access their account because it is more secure than typing in a password or more convenient. Users believe their accounts are more secure if they are using a mobile app but they fail to realize they are signing in using free Wi-Fi. How secure is the user while on the Wi-Fi connection?
Password Authentication
Everything we do requires a password to authenticate who we are and our accounts. From alarm systems on our homes to banking and recreational accounts. Password Authentication Protocol (PAP) is a protocol that sends the username and password without encrypting the data and sends the information to the server (Coperations, 2010). If the password and username are correct access is granted and if the information in incorrect access is denied to the user. PAP was used in old Linux servers without encryption. PAP leaves user’s information vulnerable to hackers and can cause a data breach.
Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) authentication uses the notion of the challenge and response, which means that the peer (authenticator) challenges the caller (authenticatee) to prove its identity. The challenge includes a random number and a unique ID that is generated by the authenticator. The caller must use the ID,…

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