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Re: WPA Crack
Hacking Wireless Network is old news
Apr 05, 2005
Feds Hack Wireless Network in 3 Minutes
Turbo-charged wireless hacks threaten networks
Graphics cards encryption skulduggery
By John Leyden Get more from this author
Posted in Enterprise Security, 10th October 2008 12:25 GMT
The latest graphics cards have been used to break Wi-Fi encryption far quicker than was previously possible. Some security consultants are already suggesting the development blows Wi-Fi security out of the water and that corporations ought to apply tighter VPN controls, or abandon wireless networks altogether, in response
Your first example is about cracking WEP which is old news. This article is talking about cracking WPA, so they are not related.
You second example is not really cracking the WPA key, it's just a faster brute force attack.
|reply to BIGMIKE |
Let's say I had a computer with two graphics cards, why can't someone come up with a way to use one of the graphics cards ( or some card that could be installed in a slot ) when it is idle or lightly used, to encrypt data ?
DarkfairyAeolus, your daughter flies.Premium
Apple is doing something very similar to what you describe, or at least they're making it possible.
Stephanie - www.GlitterFaerie.com
This is the same concept as a Cisco card that is used, an AIM module, which offloads the encryption onto that processor to take away from the main CPU.
Long ago, this is old technology, and can certainly be applied to wireless networks.
If you are that paranoid then simply create a VPN, dial into the VPN over the encrypted wireless access point, and then they would have to break the wireless and the extremely complex encryption with 3DES and other complex technologies long developed.
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said by cooperaaaron:The problem is not encryption it is key management. AES is very secure.
some card that could be installed in a slot ) when it is idle or lightly used, to encrypt data ?
Key management is is the weak point of most privacy schemes. The Enigma machines used by Germany during WWII were quite good. It was the way Germans created the daily key that allowed Alan Turing to crack the codes. If Germans used better keys and prefixed messages with random data (like the Allies did) most likely even the brilliant Turning would have been stymied.
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soekris also has a card.
It's been out for quite a while. ..
|reply to BIGMIKE |
err...thats WEP hacking in 2005. this is WPA cracking, slighty more complex, but still easy to do.