What is Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP)?
Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) is a wireless network security protocol from the Institute of Electronics and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11. TKIP encryption is more robust than Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), the first Wi-Fi security protocol.
TKIP features include:
- Increase in encryption strength
- Prevent collision attacks without replacing hardware
- It serves as a WEP code wrapper and also adds per-packet mixing of Media Access Control (MAC) base keys and serial numbers
- Each packet is assigned a unique 48-bit sequence number
- Using the RC4 stream cipher - 128-bit
- Encryption key and 64-bit authentication key