Fed's break 128 WEP in three minutes.

  LastChip 20:22 26 Apr 2005
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The FBI has publicly demonstrated braking a 128 bit WEP key in about three minutes. What was once thought to take many hours of work, can now be broken more or less at will.

The purpose was to enlighten business on the potential problems they might (will?) suffer from using wireless networks.

click here for the report and an overview of how they did it. Obviously the details are sparse, as it would be foolish to detail the whole process. But I would suspect anyone with a good wireless network knowledge, could work the whole scenario out without too much trouble.

There is also some sound advice at the end of the report, on how to make your wireless network a little more secure.

  Mr Mistoffelees 21:34 26 Apr 2005

Details are sparse now but more information is coming on the same site soon.

  Aspman 10:50 28 Apr 2005

I was at a presentation by these guys click here.

the chap demonstrated cracking wireless networks and the flaws in all the current security protocols. Obviously he was selling his product which looked impressive (should be for the price).

We won't use wireless at all at the moment. The security on offer is fine for a home user but not nearly good enough for business.

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