April 4th, 2007

ronin

New WEP attack: one to two minutes to crack your WiFi 95% of the time.


Your home or office WiFi network may be even less secure than you think. Researchers have now shown that they can break 104-bit WEP, a common 802.11b/g/n security mechanism, in as little as one or two minutes. A team at the Technische Universität Darmstadt said that they can grab the key with a 95 percent probability of success in as little as two minutes using a 1.7GHz Pentium-M machine to do the calculations.

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070404-new-attack-cracks-wep-in-record-time.html


I think this is the nerd version of that one bad Nicholas Cage car thief movie: "Pwnd In 60 Seconds."