Don’t Look Now But Someone Just Cracked WPA2 WiFi Security
According to Phys.org, researchers at universities in the UK and Greece discovered a way to crack WPA2, and apparently it’s not all that difficult.
ASUS RT-N66U router
The researchers published their work in the International Journal of Information and Computer Security, where they outlined how WPA2 protection can be compromised. Hackers can use a brute force password attack to exploit a network, although the longer and more complex the password, the longer it takes.
Further, during a de-authentication step wherein network devices must re-authenticate with a new encryption key, there’s a temporary backdoor left open. With the right tools, a hacker can locate and exploit that back door. Also, MAC addresses can apparently be spoofed when a network admin restricts access to devices with specific identifiers.
So happy weekend folks, there’s something else for you to worry about.