Submitted by: Hurricane Harold @ 01:12 PM | Thursday, November 6, 2008 | (url: http://www.itworl...)
"Security researchers say they've developed a way to partially crack the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption standard used to protect data on many wireless networks.
To do this, Tews and his co-researcher Martin Beck found a way to break the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) key, used by WPA, in a relatively short amount of time: 12 to 15 minutes"
Note that this doesn't break WPA as a whole. Just disable TKIP on your router / put it in AES-only mode. TKIP has always been considered less secure, it's just there for compatibility with old, WEP-only devices.
That's what the slash is meant. I intentionally did not use an ampersand. Perhaps I should have used a hyphen. Or just put down "TKIP".
A lot of routers do default to TKIP/AES though, and the difference is not obvious to those who aren't in the know.
Ahh shit. I've been using TKIP because the wifi card in my laptop doesn't support AES encryption. :(
Yeah, the article headline is shit. People do use TKIP with WPA and WPA2 thinking it's safe though. Or maybe it's just MrGone
jk its just some old shit no1 uses lulz
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