Re: How safe / unsafe is Free Open WiFi?



On 2008-03-11 Nick Duda wrote:
Not to go off topic too much, but my understanding is that WEP, while
it can be cracked is still hard to crack for the average home based on
the number of WEP packets that you need to capture in order to crack
WEP. Cracking it on a corporate network with lots of WEP activity
would be easier.

Is this not the case anymore?

It isn't, because the attacker can induce as much traffic as he needs.
Also the number of packets required for a successful attack has
dramatically decreased (see [1]).

[1] http://eprint.iacr.org/2007/120.pdf

Regards
Ansgar Wiechers
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