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LEAP vs EAP

Can someone point out the differences in Cisco LEAP compared to the standard EAP?

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Re: LEAP vs EAP

EAP:

A framework that allows you to implement whatever type of authentication you want. It is not a specific type of authentication in itself. E.g. LEAP is based

upon the EAP framework.

LEAP:

Still EAP, just uses a mutual password-based authentication mechanism and supports WEP key management (i.e. dynamic session keys). It is Cisco proprietary, requiring Cisco components (except for a few third parties). There are some downsides - it is only based upon user/passwords and uses the notoriously vulnerable MD4 based NT Lan Manager (NTLM) hashing (don't mention L0phtcrack in the same sentence as NTLM).

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