LEAP (Lightweight Extensible Authentication Protocol) is a Cisco-proprietary version of EAP, the authentication protocol used in wireless networks and Point-to-Point connections. LEAP is designed to provide more secure authentication for 802.11 WLANs (wireless local area networks) that support 802.1X port access control.
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LEAP uses dynamic Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) keys that are changed with more frequent authentications between a client and a RADIUS server. WEP keys are less likely to be cracked -- and less long-lived if cracked -- due to this frequency.
However, LEAP's reliance upon a version of the MS-CHAP protocol means that user credentials may not be adequately protected. More stringent authentication protocols employ a salt (a random string of data that modifies a password hash).
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