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Windows 7: New cloud-based service steals Wi-Fi passwords.


08 Dec 2009   #1
JMH

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New cloud-based service steals Wi-Fi passwords.

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For $34, a new cloud-based hacking service can crack a WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) network password in just 20 minutes, its creator says.
Launched today, the WPA Cracker service bills itself as a useful tool for security auditors and penetration testers who want to know if they could break into certain types of WPA networks. It works because of a known vulnerability in Pre-shared Key (PSK) networks, which are used by some home and small-business users.
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New cloud-based service steals Wi-Fi passwords
Another view -
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12...word_cracking/

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08 Dec 2009   #2

 

Anyone sensible limits their own WiFi network to work solely with known MAC coded hardware, doesn't use any of these 'one touch security' router/modems - but instead generates a secure key which is input manually on each device and never stored on the network as a plain text file.

Guest access necessary? Choose a second AP hardware device, preferably one with signal power adjustments available to the user, and set up strict sharing protocols and file access passwords across your entire network.

That said, from where I live I can see four totally unsecured wifi SSID's...
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08 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Orlando FL has a man moving from Apartment complex to apartment complex looking for insecure wifi access, he moved in next door to me. I was setting up my netgear router for the first time here and had to have it insecure for a few minutes while I set the router. I noticed a little activity and saw that someone was connected to my laptop and was able to disconnect him before he gained access to anything. I was using my wifes netbook to find wireless signals and found where he was, that night he moved out. I guess he saw me and knew I was getting close to him.

I used all the security features of the router but not the highest, Now I have everything set to its max avail. and I still change the key about once a week.
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