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News WPA crackable in fifteen minutes

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 7 Nov 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. airchie

    airchie New Member

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    Before everyone gets too worried, I think WPA-AES is still secure and I believe the current attack on TKIP is only able to decrypt traffic one way.

    It still allows malicious data insertion into packets flowing back to your PC from your router though so its still not good. :(
     
  3. Buzzons

    Buzzons Active Member

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    WPA-TKIP was only used on routers that couldn't support WPA2 (AKA the one with AES). It was a step in the right direction from WEP and could be used on any router that could support WEP. Anyway it's the RC4 encoding that has been broken (again) which is the same base code as the WEP encryption whereas AES is a real cypher... so if you use WPA and your router doesn't support WPA2 - get a new router ;)
     
  4. Sc0rian

    Sc0rian Here comes the farmer

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    i doubt anyone near me even knows what a WEP/WPA key is, not alone hackin it
     
  5. -EVRE-

    -EVRE- New Member

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    I use a 64bit wep key... is that bad? :b j/k
     
  6. MrMonroe

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    I thought they shut down the Works Progress Administration in '43.

    These kinds of stories always go over my head.
     
  7. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    Cool, i know that up until this point most WPA/2 Cracking had to be done via a Dictionary attack. Took forever and if you didn't have the word you were SOL.
     
  8. dyzophoria

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    I actually had a feeling TKIP's demise was at hand, now if WPA2 (AES) was to be easily cracked, that, my friends would be Headlines..
     
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  10. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    best comment ever.

    and ironically true to probably 90% wireless users out there.
     
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