The Apple Core: Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) Cracked

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Date: Thursday, December 22nd, 2005, 07:59
Category: The Apple Core

Just when I thought that WiFi (802.11b/g) networks were getting safer, I get an email from a friend indicating that Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) has been cracked. InformIt.com has posted the details:

In this two-part series, Seth Fogie examines the internals of WPA and demonstrates how this wireless protection method can be cracked with only four packets of data. Part 1 outlines the details of WPA as compared to WEP and builds the foundation for Part 2, in which he describes in detail how WPA-PSK can be cracked.

Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.


Just when I thought that WiFi (802.11b/g) networks were getting safer, I get an email from a friend indicating that Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) has been cracked. InformIt.com has posted the details:

In this two-part series, Seth Fogie examines the internals of WPA and demonstrates how this wireless protection method can be cracked with only four packets of data. Part 1 outlines the details of WPA as compared to WEP and builds the foundation for Part 2, in which he describes in detail how WPA-PSK can be cracked.

Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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One Response to “The Apple Core: Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) Cracked”

  1. This “crack” relies upon a weak key (short and susceptible to dictionary attack). Use Steve Gibson’s WPA key generator and sleep soundly.
    https://www.grc.com/pass