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WPA is now crackable

Discussion in 'General Security' started by lunarlander, Jan 17, 2011.

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  1. lunarlander

    lunarlander Thread Starter

    Sep 21, 2007
  2. valis

    valis Moderator

    Sep 24, 2004
    yet another argument against cloud computer.

    Or rather, another for the need for a bit more stringent security when dealing with the cloud.
  3. SIR****TMG


    Aug 12, 2003
    Wow indeed
  4. calvin-c

    calvin-c Banned

    May 17, 2006
    Wish the article had been more clear on 2 points. First, is this WPA or WPA2? I'm assuming WPA which makes it not *quite* as disconcerting. And second, how long were the passwords? I note that in the SHA-1 crack mentioned in the article the passwords were from 1 to 6 characters. If the WPA crack is against passwords of similar length then again it's not quite as disconcerting.

    But we need to get the word out to use the best encryption & longest passwords you can.
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