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Why to use WPA2 rather than WPA WiFi mode -- Network World: Once thought safe, WPA Wi-Fi encryption is cracked
From: Morrow Long <morrow.long () YALE EDU>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2008 08:16:45 -0500

Why to use WPA2 (whenever possible) rather than WPA WiFi mode --

2 researchers (Erik Mews/TU-Darmstadt and Martin Beck/TU-Dresden) will
demonstrate a
method they discovered to crack WPA wireless traffic from a router
(access point?) to a PC
in approximately twelve (12) to fifteen (15) minutes by exploiting a
TKIP key vulnerability
(described as a "mathematical breakthrough) and tricking the wireless
"router" into sending
a large amount of traffic which is used to break the TKIP key.  No
dictionary attack is used.

        Network World: Once thought safe, WPA Wi-Fi encryption is cracked

        http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/110608-once-thought-safe-wpa-wi-fi.html

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