Farelf Posted November 8, 2008 Share Posted November 8, 2008 Many hacking problems reported on these pages used to stem from the insecurity of Wi-fi links and the solution generally proposed was to switch from WEP to WPA. Now it seems there's a real threat to the security of WPA. One take on a solution is a simple change to the WPA encryption standard, as described here: http://lifehacker.com/5079721/how-to-prote...om-the-wpa-hack The key: Just log into your router, switch off Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) as an encryption mode, and use Advanced Encryption System (AES) only. TKIP is the only protocol that the hack applies to, so switching to AES-only will ensure that your Wi-Fi network is safe again. It's quick and easy, so do yourself a favor and make the adjustment now so you don't run into any problems in the future.I don't know about this proposal but I do know the threat is being taken seriously. Thanks to Steve Gibson at grc for further links: No longer safe: WPA encryption cracked in 12 to 15 minutes http://blogs.zdnet.com/gadgetreviews/?p=471 "Researchers Crack WPA Wi-Fi Encryption" http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?no_d2=1&...8/11/06/1546245 "Once Thought Safe, WPA Wi-Fi Encryption Is Cracked" http://www.pcworld.com/article/153396/ "Once thought safe, WPA Wi-Fi encryption is cracked" http://www.itworld.com/security/57285/once...ryption-cracked "WPA wireless encryption cracked" http://news.cnet.com/8301-10789_3-10083861...ag=2547-1_3-0-5 Wikipedia on TKIP... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temporal_Key_Integrity_Protocol Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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