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Old 11-22-2010, 01:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Does Curve 8530 support WPA2 with AES (or WPA2 with CCMP)?

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I have a Curve 8530 provided by my company. For my BB's connection to my home WiFi router (which connects to Verizon DSL), my BB supports WEP, but does it also support WPA2 with AES (or WPA2 with CCMP)?

Do I need to update its OS to get to "Yes"?

Please provide lots of detail!

The reason I ask is that many articles describe WEP as too easy to hack, and I want to harden my home WiFi network to WPA2 with AES (or WPA2 with CCMP). So, before I set my home WiFi router to WPA2 with AES (or WPA2 with CCMP), I want to know if my Curve 8530 can keep up and stay linked when I'm at home.

See this article (link):
Firesheep’s Real Lesson: Take Wi-Fi Security Seriously | ZDNet

which says:
"If you really want to secure a Wi-Fi network in 2010 you must use WPA2 with Counter Mode with Cipher Block Chaining Message Authentication Code Protocol (CCMP), aka Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). If you don’t, trust me, if someone really wanted your important information out of your business network they’ve already got it and then they didn’t a baby cracker tool like Firesheep to do it."
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