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WPA Vulnerability Discovered

Nov 11, 2008, 21:19 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Naomi Graychase)

""The flaw," writes Fleishman, "is not a generic crack: it doesn't allow a WPA key to be recovered, nor does it work on all data passing the network. The flaw only affects packets encrypted using the TKIP system, which is a backwards-compatible upgrade to 802.11's original WEP system. It's also only possible at this point to recover the original text for short packets--those with predictable contents that are quite short. And it requires the use of 802.11e, the Quality of Service (QoS) standard that prioritizes voice and streaming data above that of normal data to provide voice quality and avoid video and audio stuttering.""

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