WPA Wi-Fi Encryption Is Partially Cracked
Though only partially....
Given that WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) can be compromised in a matter of minutes, many people now use WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access)on their wireless routers. But security researchers now say they've developed a way to partially crack WPA, according to InfoWorld
. Researchers have found a way to break the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) key used by WPA in a matter of twelve to fifteen minutes. They have not
yet managed to crack the encryption keys used to secure data that goes from the PC to the router.
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|reply to swhitney2003 |
Re: WPA Crack
said by swhitney2003:Pissed off midget with a flamethrower.
What is no wireless then (only a hardwired lan)? :-P
|reply to tmh |
Re: Not news
said by tmh :Even if you are using WPA/TKIP, you can still better your odds by changing the "Key Renewal interval" in the wireless router from the usually default 3600 secs(60 mins) down to say 600 secs(10 mins). That should bring it under the time needed to crack the key. By the time they crack the key, it would already be changed.
TKIP has its foundations in WEP. The main improvement being that a new key was generated every X minutes. It looks like someone's figured out a faster way to break WEP?
Looks like AES is still secure.
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