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elmer_42
April 12th, 2008, 03:15 AM
I just found out two things: 1. Windows WiFi security is a joke, and 2. How those WEP key recoverers work. Glad I use WPA now and have disabled this "feature" whenever I have to use Windows. Look what I found:



ESSID WEP KEY / WPA PMK



taylor AB136BEC225BD3947989B5367D000000000000000000000000 00000000000000

pytheas22
April 12th, 2008, 03:24 AM
It's not Windows' fault; WEP is useless under any operating system because it's fundamentally flawed/ Of course, Windows does plenty of dumb security things in other ways.

Andrewie
April 12th, 2008, 04:07 AM
storing a key in plain text isn't THAT bad, besides WiFi security in general is bad

elmer_42
April 12th, 2008, 04:13 AM
I agree that WiFi security is bad, but come on, storing a key in plain text? Would you store your credit card numbers in an unencrypted, plain text text file? I know I wouldn't.

blastus
April 12th, 2008, 04:48 AM
There is absolutely nothing wrong with WPA2 with AES as long as your PSK is more than 20 characters and is cryptographically secure. Personally, I use a secure random 63 character PSK.

elmer_42
April 12th, 2008, 04:56 AM
I agree with you on that point. I use a 25 character code, with letters, numbers, and symbols. However, I do not think any key should be stored in plain text.

MellonCollie
April 12th, 2008, 05:43 AM
Alternative thread title: "When Windows bashing goes bad".

elmer_42
April 12th, 2008, 05:47 AM
Thank you, sir. You are a gentleman and a scholar.

stmiller
April 12th, 2008, 06:21 PM
Speaking of WEP cracking, everyone should see this video:

http://www.ethicalhacker.net/content/view/167/2/

Pretty wild stuff...