Researchers are claiming that they have found a way to partially crack the encryption used on WPA wireless communications.
According to a media reports, Erik Tews and Martin Beck claim that they have found a way to unlock the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) key, used by WPA, to read data sent from a wireless router to laptop computers. According to the researchers, the key can be cracked in 12-15 minutes.
Many companies and home users currently use the WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) encryption protocol to prevent criminals from sniffing confidential information out of the air which could be used for the purposes of identity theft.
It has long been known that WEP, an earlier encryption standard, was easily breached and many individuals and firms who use wireless have been encouraged to make the switch to a more…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.