Japanese break Wi-Fi Security in 60 seconds

Technology.am (Aug 29, 2009) — Japanese scientists have developed a way to break the WPA encryption system used in wireless routers in just sixty seconds.

wi-fi-security-02Last November, WPA has been broken by researchers in 15 minutes, but the Japanese researchers have taken the attack to a new level.

The attack gives hackers a way to read encrypted traffic sent between computers and certain types of routers using Wi-fi Protected Access (WPA) and the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) algorithm.

The earlier attacks worked on a smaller range of WPA devices and took 15 minutes to work.

Both attacks work only on WPA systems that use the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) algorithm, and do not work on newer WPA 2 devices or stronger Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm.

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