WEP encryption totally broken

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by lucas1985, Apr 4, 2007.

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  1. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    What's new? ;)

    It has been broken for quite some time now, but I guess you save two minutes in breaking it :p

    The solution is definitly WPA or WPA2 or authpf+openvpn

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  3. lodore

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    seems i need to enable the better encryption on my router
    but wtf do i do about my nintendo ds?
    it only supports wep encrytion not wpa or wpa2.
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    It seems that you are in trouble. Are you exposed to potential hacking?
     
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    i can disable the broadcast of the ssid your right.
    i cant find the mac filtering in my bthome hub thou.
    ive found all the mac addresses i need to imput but cant find the option.
    i know my old bt voyager 2091 had that option but the bt home hub doesnt seem to
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    If someone can break your WEP key, MAC filtering isn't going to do anything nor is hiding your SSID. Any half-way decent scanner picks up all access points because disabling SSID only disables a portion of the different beacons access points send out. Also, MAC filtering is worthless and only a hassle, since MAC addresses are sent in the clear, and most WEP cracking programs include a MAC address sniffer.

    If you want real security (aka WPA, WPA2), then you will have to buy a nintendo usb wifi connector which will hook into your pc and transmit a signal that only your DS will work on.

    Cheers,

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