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SIM-based WLAN authentication for open platforms

Jul 29, 2003 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

Using SIM for WLAN authentication may have many advantages, but security threats must also be carefully considered. This article by four members of Intel's “Emerging Platforms Lab” provides a brief overview of the authentication process in a GSM network, and then describes a possible method of WLAN authentication using SIM cards. It also goes through various SIM security issues, and describes an assortment of reader attachments and their advantages and disadvantages.

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