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Recently I've changed my Netgear router's security setting from WEP to WPA2PSK in order to accommodate my new KIN TWOm cellphone on my home network. Understandably I experience a small decrease in speeds however, the only WiFi device (laptop) in my home is only used for e-mail and websurfing (not youtube).

My question to you fine ladies & gents would be; what security flaws and or network issues can I expect to see having switched to WPA2PSK ?


Thanks !
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Originally Posted by epitek;12095286 
Recently I've changed my Netgear router's security setting from WEP to WPA2PSK in order to accommodate my new KIN TWOm cellphone on my home network. Understandably I experience a small decrease in speeds however, the only WiFi device (laptop) in my home is only used for e-mail and websurfing (not youtube).

My question to you fine ladies & gents would be; what security flaws and or network issues can I expect to see having switched to WPA2PSK ?


Thanks !

Shouldn't be noticeable...and anybody who knows how to use google can crack wep..you made a good choice imo

edit: Whats I mean is, as long as all the devices on network support WPA2PSK, you should not have any "security flaws or network issues". The additional computing for the stronger encryption algorithm is negligible. Using WEP was the security flaw
Edited by TheChris2233 - 1/21/11 at 6:46pm
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Yeah WEP is poor protection

even a noob like me can crack wep tongue.gif
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What about the ability to dictionary bash WPA ? Is that just a myth ? Thanks Chris & kylzer !
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WPA vs WPA2 vs WEP

WPA2 and a decent password are for the most part unbreakable. It would take some seriously determined hackers with a lot of time on their hands to force a way through it. The difference between WEP and WPA2 as far as speed is negligible.
 
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As stated, don't use WEP. Ever.

WPA2 is still decent. While dictionary attacks are possible (and generally the only available method of doing so), expanding your passphrase by a few more characters with numbers and symbols drastically decreases the chance that your password will ever be found in a dictionary.
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Originally Posted by epitek;12097466 
What about the ability to dictionary bash WPA ? Is that just a myth ? Thanks Chris & kylzer !

Takes me about a day or two to hack a WEP depending on luck

WPA/WPA2 not even attempting it

could takes months of my time.
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Originally Posted by kylzer;12109626 
Takes me about a day or two to hack a WEP depending on luck

A day or two!? A copy of backtrack 4, an Atheros chipset Wifi card and about 10 minutes of packet injection and you're in...
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Originally Posted by alex98uk;12109636 
A day or two!? A copy of backtrack 4, an Atheros chipset Wifi card and about 10 minutes of packet injection and you're in...

Yeah i've not had much luck with it to say the least frown.gif

had it running IVs for like 6 hours lollllllll
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