Wi-Fi encryption using WPA-TKIP cracked!
August 31, 2009 8:50pm CST
For those who are familiar with this would outrightly say this is old news, actually its a yes and and no. Yes because security researchers have done it late last year under 12-15 minutes. Recently Japanese researchers did it in a mere 60 seconds. Check out the complete story here http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/082709-new-attack-cracks-common-wi-fi.html So what does this mean to us. Those who are using wireless routers that employ encryption so as not to be accessed by others should NOT use them. Do not use WEP and WEP-TKIP, use WPA and the stronger Advanced Encryption Standard(AES) algorithm or use WPA2. Make sure also that the LAN card would support this.