Blog Posts Tagged with "WPA"


Quick Wireless Network Security Reminders

May 29, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston

I recently tested a couple of Android network stumblers on a drive around the city and I found that not a lot has changed for consumer wireless networks since I last stumbled. There are still a TON of unprotected networks, default SSIDs and WEP networks out there...

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Wireless Security Tool Update: New EAPScan Features Check for WPS

January 12, 2012 Added by:Spencer McIntyre

Recently, WPS has been given a lot of attention due to research by Stefan Viehböck that exposed a vulnerability that allowed the PIN of WPS enabled devices to be brute-forced in an efficient manner.This is a major concern because it can ultimately expose the WPA passphrase used to join the network...

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Hacking the WPA Airwaves

May 16, 2011 Added by:Mark Bennett

Many people believe that their wireless is secure because they are using WPA. Well we did a test recently and were able to basically password guess our way with a dictionary attack using either a straight dictionary or a rainbow table. Using linux this is how it is done...

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If Not The PCI Standards, Then What?

March 08, 2011 Added by:PCI Guru

As a new technology matures its security posture matures. With a more mature security posture, the lower the likelihood that a security incident will occur. However, the time it takes for that security maturity to occur can take quite a while and that is where organizations are at the highest risk...

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Cracking WPA Protected WiFi in Six Minutes

January 18, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Security researcher Thomas Roth says with his brute force program he was able to break into a WPA-PSK protected network in about 20 minutes. And with recent updates to the program, the same password would take about 6 minutes...

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