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New attack cracks common Wi-Fi encryption in a minute
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Written by Daniel   
Friday, 28 August 2009 10:37
   Computer scientists in Japan say they've developed a way to break the WPA encryption system used in wireless routers in about one minute.

By Robert McMillan
August 27, 2009 02:21 AM ET

The attack gives hackers a way to read encrypted traffic sent between computers and certain types of routers that use the WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) encryption system. The attack was developed by Toshihiro Ohigashi of Hiroshima University and Masakatu Morii of Kobe University, who plan to discuss further details at a technical conference set for Sept. 25 in Hiroshima.  [Computer World...]    [Comments..]
 
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