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Microwave a Pop Tart, crack a WEP
  Posted by: AceBHound on Mar 17th, 2005 8:09 AM
Interesting article over at Security Focus about how easily WEP encryption can be hacked these days. Previously a hacker had to wait for between 200,000 (64-bit) to 500,000 (128-bit) encrypted packets to be analyzed before a WEP key could successfully be cracked. A new technique of injecting packets into a wireless network is shortening that wait time to just a few minutes. Pop tart anyone?

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