Just more ramblings of another IT Guy

Vulnerability in WPS leaves many WPA/WPA2 protected networks open to exploitation…..

It seems that a weakness in WPS has severely weakened the security of many WPA and WPA2 protected wireless networks. The WPA Pre-Shared Key and WPS PIN can be recovered in a matter of hours using a “Reaver”. Ars-Technica have a write up on how to use Reaver with Ubuntu here.

Lifehacker have a very good write up including a YouTube video (albeit a little shaky)

It seams that, while being introduced to make security simple for everyday users, WPS has in fact made users much more vulnerable…..

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