WAPI Security Mechanism Review

The security in Information Technology — Telecommunications and information exchange between Systems — Local and metropolitan area networks — Specific requirements — Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications was the WAPI mechanism. On Dec 26, 2002, the National Key Management Committee organized correlated experts to make a review on the WAPI mechanism; the leader of the committee was the Members of the Chinese academy of engineering, and the people who took part in the review includes 10 experts and in the end the draft was unanimously agreed. The official reply file was from the national security office [2002] No.281 “the official reply file about the approval the review of wireless LAN media access control and physical specification (draft) chapter 8 “authentication and encryption””.

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