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Windows 7: New attack cracks WPA Wi-Fi encryption in just a minute

27 Aug 2009   #1
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
New attack cracks WPA Wi-Fi encryption in just a minute

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Encryption systems used by wireless routers have had a long history of security problems. The Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) system was cracked and rendered effectively pointless within a few years of its introduction in 1997. Now, it looks like its WPA successor may soon suffer the same fate, with a pair of Japanese researchers developing a way to break it in just one minute.
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27 Aug 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Aaron Nice post. You think they will ever make wifi encryption bulletproof?
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27 Aug 2009   #3
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

More reason for wireless users to upgrade their security to WPA-2 if their devices support it.
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27 Aug 2009   #4
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

No encryption will be full proof for ever.
Development eventually catches up with it.

By the time the Japanese finished their crack,
we will all switch to WPA3 and off we go again buying new routers.

By the way:
NSA have a supercomputer that cracks all known internet encryptions used to date in a matter of seconds, to a maximum of 15 minutes.
They screen all internet traffic around the globe 24hrs a day.

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27 Aug 2009   #5
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Upgraded BT HomeHub2 to WPA2, thanks for the heads up airbot
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27 Aug 2009   #6
masterB

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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The attack builds on the so-called "Becks-Tews method"
This may be Tews. I knew he's doing something!

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27 Aug 2009   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Aaron Nice post. You think they will ever make wifi encryption bulletproof?
No, a coworker once said, "if it's made by man, it can be broken by man". I do think that it holds true.
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27 Aug 2009   #8
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
No, a coworker once said, "if it's made by man, it can be broken by man". I do think that it holds true.
It is true.
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28 Aug 2009   #9
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

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Both attacks work on WPA systems that use the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) algorithm. They aren't key-recovery attacks
Some implementations of WPA supports AES too (I'm not referring to WPA2). So no, I wouldn't say WPA is cracked. It makes more sense to say TKIP is cracked, but even this is not really the case (broken maybe, but not cracked).
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28 Aug 2009   #10
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Aaron Nice post. You think they will ever make wifi encryption bulletproof?
I try to take a 'reasonable' approach to 'security'. Take my house for example, (please DON'T take my house!). If I wanted a completely secure, break-in proof house, there would be no openings large enough for anyone to enter, no doors or windows, all solid. But then even I could not get in or out, so what would be the point? Yes, I lock my doors at night before going to bed, but any strong person could kick the door frame right off the wall. After all, there is only a little striker plate and two screws securing the door to the wall. The glass windows break easily. So why lock doors and windows? If you make it hard enough (although not impossible) for someone to break-in, they will go somewhere else, where it is easier. And with computers, there is a huge supply of easy targets. So I try not to stress over security, but I do lock the doors.

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