Weak Airport Encryption Cracked!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by AppleMatt, May 19, 2003.

  1. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

    AppleMatt

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    http://www.secunia.com/advisories/8773/

    A well known firms popular wireless product has a fundamental security flaw. They wish to discover the implications to their customers of such a flaw. Discuss.

    AppleMatt (Done lots of essays today)
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    :confused:

    I don't see anything about weak "Airport Encryption"...

    Apple AirPort Base Station Weak Password Encryption -- more specifically administrative password via network connection.
     
  3. Chimaera macrumors regular

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    basically its only a problem if you're dumb enough to try to administer the base station over an open network or non-encrypted wireless connection - IE its only a problem if a malicious user can listen in.
     
  4. AppleMatt thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I know but I had to grab your attention ;)

    AppleMatt
     
  5. Wardofsky macrumors 65816

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    You sly MacRumorer you...

    kisMAC can crack the code of an AirPort, but you need thousands of weak packets to open up a 128kpb code.
    Weak packets can be collected about every 5 minutes meaning why would you bother...
     

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