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I have to write a term project about WPA/WPA2: I should find and read five articles and write a sort of summary of the technology citing those articles. And no, the professor will not help find articles.

It is a long shot, but if there is a reader who did academical reading on this, could he/she then please recommend me such articles.

Would be greatly appreciated.

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Let me try to summarize your question in different words: You professor considers finding a handful articles is part of the assignment and therefore refuses to recommend your five articles. Now you ask us to do that part of your homework? You know very well how to use a search engine. Enter smart terms, learn something, come up with your own opinion and choose some articles that support your opinion and some articles that don't and explain why you think they are right/wrong, have good or bad arguments. We're happy to help explain things if your stuck, but you'll have to try yourself first. –  jippie Apr 20 '12 at 22:03
I think your 'summary' is unfair. I could use Google (or academic databases) and the results would be overwhelming. That is what most of my classmates do (they have been assigned other topics), but I know that they will not find the best articles, not even 5 good articles, but simply find some 5 random articles. I was hoping for instance that some reader is doing a phd on this, and would share his recommendations, I am not asking people to do any googling for me. –  Lucy Brennan Apr 20 '12 at 22:22
Furthermore, people have asked for article recommendations here before, and with useful answers. –  Lucy Brennan Apr 20 '12 at 22:25
@LucyBrennan, I don't know. Did you search on this site for WPA or WPA2 first? Did you search on Google first? You would find many citations here to good articles. I can tell you with confidence, because I tried it, that you can find good citations within a few minutes. We would normally expect you to document what you've found so far. It's one thing to do the background research first, report on what you found, and ask the question; it's another thing entirely to expect folks here to do all your work for you, without you putting in any effort first. –  D.W. Apr 21 '12 at 6:05
It is also worth mentioning that in many cases, when you are given these assignments, part of the purpose is for you to learn about how to conduct a literature search. There are right ways to do a literature search, and usually if you do it right you can identify which are the good articles. If you ended up with 5 random articles, you haven't done the literature search right. If you want tips on how to do a good literature search, that'd be a great question to ask here -- but please create a separate question for it. –  D.W. Apr 21 '12 at 6:08

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I'd suggest the following:

Read Wikipedia's article and search on this site for WPA and WPA2. (Actually, that would have pointed you to many of these, and then standard literature search techniques find the rest.)

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A few suggestions that might help you in your search...

  1. The Security Now podcast with Steve Gibson did an episode on WPA earlier this year - Episode 335 (http://twit.tv/show/security-now/335). Episode 336 was a Q and A with some further questions answered and 337 was on a WPS vulnerability. While those aren't technically articles, they might point you in the right direction.

  2. You can generally get a lot of good information from places like SANS, CERT, NIST and the like.

  3. Stack Exchange posts should give you some ideas.

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