Thursday, April 07, 2005

FBI Demonstrates WEP Cracking in 3 Minutes

Interesting article on how a team of FBI agents cracked a 128-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy -- a security protocol for wireless LANs) key in less than 3 minutes. If you're technical, they explain exactly how it was done. If you're not, they give some advice at the end of the article:
  • Segregate that part of your network.
  • Change the default settings on your access point.
  • Use WPA with a strong key.
  • Update firmware.
  • Turn off the wireless LAN when it's not in use.
[from beSpecific]

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