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Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP)

Last updated: August 18, 2011

What Does Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) Mean?

Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) is a wireless network security protocol of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11. TKIP encryption is more robust than Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), which was the first Wi-Fi security protocol.


Techopedia Explains Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP)

TKIP features include:
  • Boosting encryption strength

  • Preventing collision attacks without hardware replacement

  • Serving as a WEP code wrapper and also adding per-packet mixing of media access control (MAC) base keys and serial numbers

  • Assigning a unique 48-bit sequencing number to each packet

  • Utilizing the RC4 stream cipher - 128-bit encryption keys and 64-bit authentication keys


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