This paper illustrates the key concepts of security, wireless networks, and security over wireless networks. Wireless security is demonstrated by applying the common security standards like (802.11 WEP and 802.11i WPA,WPA2) and provides evaluation of six of the most common encryption algorithms on power consumption for wireless devices namely: AES (Rijndael), DES, 3DES, RC2, Blowfish, and RC6. A comparison has been conducted for those encryption algorithms at different settings for each algorithm such as different sizes of data blocks, different data types, battery power consumption, date transmission through wireless network and finally encryption/decryption speed.
Author:- Diaa Salama Abdul. Elminaam, Hatem M. Abdul Kader and Mohie M. Hadhoud