NEWS FROM THE LAB - Monday, November 10, 2008

There Goes WPA Posted by Response @ 04:02 GMT

It seems to be "bad news" season for WPA, as researchers keep finding ways to crack it faster and faster.

Last month, Elcomsoft found a way to use GPU computing architecture to boost a cracking utility's brute-force attack in order to break through WPA encryption "100 times faster than with just a CPU".

Now there's another, newly reported way to attack WPA's Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP), which can crack an encrypted Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) packet in "less than 15 minutes". More details are available at The Register.