Sunday, January 4, 2009

WPA Encryption Cracked

Just when you thought WPA encryption would be a sold choice for Wireless Wi-Fi Security, it becomes breachable.  It looks like a couple of security analysts have currently partially cracked WPA encryption.  They were able to intercept data from the Wi-Fi Access Point going to the client system after breaking WPA with TKIP(Temporal Key Integrity Protocol)combined encryption. WPA(Wi-Fi Protected Access) is an update to the very insecure WEP(Wired Equivalent Privacy) standard.  Although at this time there are no know successful attacks against WPA, it does show that it would be possible to partially crack WPA to intercept data from an coming from an Wi-Fi access point.

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