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WPA/TKIP cracked

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.
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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.


11-06-08 - 02:26 PM
so in other words, WPA hasnt been cracked.
11-06-08 - 05:44 PM
sup km
11-06-08 - 05:52 PM
hello ts :D
11-06-08 - 07:44 PM
Originally posted by KnightMare  
so in other words, WPA hasnt been cracked.

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.
11-06-08 - 07:55 PM
maybe a + would of been more appropriate :P
11-06-08 - 08:45 PM
shutup KNIGHTMAARE
11-06-08 - 09:04 PM
no u
11-06-08 - 09:07 PM
I use WPA PSK w/ AES.
11-06-08 - 10:46 PM
AES is the way to go anyway :|
11-07-08 - 04:18 PM
dot dot dot
11-07-08 - 06:37 PM
Ahh shit. I've been using TKIP because the wifi card in my laptop doesn't support AES encryption. :(
11-07-08 - 08:26 PM
OMGOMGOMG WE HAX0R3D WIFI!!

jk its just some old shit no1 uses lulz
11-08-08 - 02:06 AM
WPA2-PSK/AES :)
11-08-08 - 09:43 PM
Originally posted by HaPpY  
OMGOMGOMG WE HAX0R3D WIFI!!

jk its just some old shit no1 uses lulz
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
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