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Hole196: To Worry or Not to Worry?
Author/Blog Contributor - Chris Roeckl, vice president of marketing at AirMagnet
Date: August 17, 2010

Hole196, a vulnerability in the WPA2 security protocol, has been a topic of debate in the wireless security industry since its discovery was announced a few weeks back. Everyone's got an opinion on this one - is it legitimately dangerous or much ado about nothing?

Glenn Fleishman writes in Ars Technica that while it "is quite serious, it is unlikely to cause widespread disruption in the corporate and government networks for which it would have the potential to cause the biggest headaches." On his blog, he added "Boiled down, I don't think anyone need worry about Hole196."

Will Hack for Sushi says "The truth behind this issues is that, well, it's a non-issue for most organizations."

Now of course, you must be wondering, 'What does AirMagnet think about this?' Fortunately, I sat down with Matthew Gast, Director of Product Management at Aerohive, to hash it out. Check out the below podcast for our take on Hole196, possible impacts and if it's really all it's hyped up to be. Once you've listened, take to the comments and let us know your opinion!

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Chris Roeckl

Chris Roeckl is the VP of Marketing at AirMagnet. Prior to AirMagnet, Roeckl served in executive roles at Fortinet, Infoblox, NetScreen Technologies and Inverse Network Technologies. He has also served as a technology analyst for the Robert Frances Group and as the editor for CommunicationsWeek.

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