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Re: WPA-PSK audit
From: pinowudi <pinowudi () gmail com>
Date: Tue, 01 Jan 2008 19:51:58 -0500

Limit the target set.  Limit the dictionary to the 200 most common
passwords.  Run tables for all 1-8 character alpha-only SSID
combinations and include the factory default ssids.  Might take a little
time to generate.  See how successful it is and let us know.

If you have time, add numerals to the ssid set...

Joshua Wright wrote:
I'd like to know of any existing tools designed to test the WPA-PSK
security mode. I know it's more secure than wep with TKIP and so on but
I wonder if there are any tools that are able to crack the WPA key
within a reasonable time limit - 2-3 hours? Any ideas and suggestions on
WPA security will be appreciated.

I think it is unlikely that dictionary attacks will be effective against
WPA/WPA2-PSK networks, as long as the passphrase is reasonable and not a
dictionary word.  That said, WPA/WPA2-PSK is not a suitable
authentication mechanism for enterprise networks.  Since the PSK is
shared among all stations on the wireless network, every user with a
workstation that has the PSK could conceivably know the PSK and share it
with anyone else.  Further, a stolen device could disclose the PSK for
the network, compromising all later data exchanges.

-Josh

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