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cooperaaaron

join:2004-04-10
Joliet, IL
reply to BIGMIKE

Re: WPA Crack

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 ?



Darkfairy
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join:2003-03-17
Tampa, FL

Apple is doing something very similar to what you describe, or at least they're making it possible.

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenCL
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keyboard5684
Sam

join:2001-08-01
Pittsburgh, PA

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.

Geez...



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reply to cooperaaaron

said by cooperaaaron:

some card that could be installed in a slot ) when it is idle or lightly used, to encrypt data ?
The problem is not encryption it is key management. AES is very secure.

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.

/tom


scrummie02
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join:2004-04-16
Arlington, VA
reply to Darkfairy

soekris also has a card.
»www.soekris.com/vpn1401.htm
It's been out for quite a while. ..