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Adventures in Engineering - Have I mentioned that your wireless network is insecure?
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2011-12-29 16:58
  Subject:   Have I mentioned that your wireless network is insecure?
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The WiFi Protected Setup protocol is vulnerable to a brute force attack that allows an attacker to recover an access point’s WPS pin, and subsequently the WPA/WPA2 passphrase, in just a matter of hours.

This is something that I’ve been testing and using for a while now, but Stefan over at .braindump beat me to publication. Such is life. :)

Stefan’s code isn’t quite ready for release yet, so I’ve open-sourced Reaver, my WPS attack tool. Reaver is stable and has been tested against a variety of access points and WPS implementations.


http://www.devttys0.com/2011/12/cracking-wpa-in-10-hours-or-less/
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  User: (Anonymous)
  Date: 2012-01-05 07:05 (UTC)
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I think security concerns is the primary reason why the hotel the guys stayed at in Japan last March had an unlimited internet access via ethernet, but no wifi available. In fact, I remember the guys being surprised that, in a place like Japan, wifi was surprisingly unavailable in many places.

-J
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