Breaking WEP in under 60 seconds

I’ve known that WEP encryption still used to protect a lot of WiFi (wireless connections) was crackable in around 15 minutes, but these papers describe how to do it in under 60 seconds – the fastest attack I’ve found to date!

The Original paper by Tews, Weinmann and Pyshkin (pdf)

The tool (aircrack-ptw) to do it with.

And the tutorial to use the tools with (written for aircrack-ng, but with some changes from the above link it works for aircrack-ptw)

The lesson? Use WPA

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