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[ARS Technica] Researchers publish open-source tool for hacking WiFi Protected Setup

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http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2011/12/researchers-publish-open-source-tool-for-hacking-wifi-protected-setup.ars

 

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On December 27, the Department of Homeland Security's Computer Emergency Readiness Team issued a warning about a vulnerability in wireless routers that use WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) to allow new devices to be connected to them. Within a day of the discovery, researchers at a Maryland-based computer security firm developed a tool that exploits that vulnerability, and has made a version available as open source.

 

 

and on a related front

 

http://www.tacnetsol.com/news/2011/12/28/cracking-wifi-protected-setup-with-reaver.html

 

 

 

and my own personal comment about this. I think its awesome that something designed to make life easier in the way of security gets exploited. there is a reason why you have to set up everything and its to avoid this kind of crap. I do not know about most of you but any device i have that supports WPS i turn off as soon as i plug it in. people said i crazy. but meh.

    
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Pfft who uses WPS anyway? Most people don't even know how to use it IMO. Anyway, Time to turn mine on and try this out thumb.gif
   
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Good thing I have WPA2-Enterprise on my router.

Anyway, you can't blame the Wifi Alliance for creating this... People think managing setting up a network is rocket science and it really isn't. You can have WPA active in a few mouse clicks.
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Pfft who uses WPS anyway? Most people don't even know how to use it IMO. Anyway, Time to turn mine on and try this out thumb.gif


 

you would be surprised at what people do and or use. its pretty sad.

    
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you would be surprised at what people do and or use. its pretty sad.

WEP (no comment, I really should change it over to WPA redface.gif)
    
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I see an app for mobile devices in the making. Not that I agree with that but It is in HIGH demand.
Only other way to crack wifi that I know of requires BruteForceing with BIG-GPU's<--- not possible in Mobil atm.

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WEP (no comment, I really should change it over to WPA redface.gif)

WPA2-AES
Edited by cayennemist - 12/30/11 at 9:19pm
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wait wait wait is this ripper (not read it yet) of so repost ... necro news xD


Oh and it works with wps off thumb.gif

Edit : the tools called reaver, the post is form 2 months ago o_O and a pro verion? *** xD


If you do a quick search you will find posts about this allread tongue.gif
Edited by Ulquiorra - 3/3/12 at 1:55am
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