Solved How many characters are used in a 64-bit WEP encryption key?

October 11, 2012 at 13:46:00
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Phenom II 940 8GB
I am studying for the A+ Exam and I ran into this question:
How many characters are used in a 64-bit WEP encryption key?
A. 10
B. 12
C. 26
D. 28

The correct answer is A...but why?? Thank You


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#1
October 11, 2012 at 14:35:29
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The key part in 64-bit WEP encryption is actually 40 bits long. When expessed as a hexadecimal number this make 10 characters as each hexadecimal character takes 4 bits. The article in Wikipedia will give you a fuller explanation of how it works.

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#2
October 12, 2012 at 12:37:06
Thank You. Now I understand.

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