Battered, but not broken: understanding the WPA crack

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Academic researchers have found an exploitable hole in a popular form of wireless networking encryption. The hole is in a part of 802.11i that forms the basis of WiFi Protected Access (WPA), so it could affect routers worldwide. German graduate student Erik Tews will present a paper at next week’s PacSec in Tokyo coauthored with fellow student and aircrack-ng team member Martin Beck that reveals how remnants of WPA’s predecessor allow them to slip a knife into a crack in the encryption scheme and send bogus data to an unsuspecting WiFi client.

Well as the title suggest, it’s not cracked – yet. Time to switch over to AES instead of TKIP which is immune to this attack.

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2 Responses to Battered, but not broken: understanding the WPA crack

  1. Niri says:

    Thanks for the heads up, will definitely have to update my wifi settings.

  2. Pingback: WPA Encryption Cracked, well almost.

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