Nov 06 2008
I know I’m cynical, but when I start seeing headlines about this encryption technology or that wireless technology being broken, I have to wonder if it really is or if just a small portion of it was cracked. After all, it was reported a few weeks ago that Elcomsoft had broken WPA, but when George Ou did the math, it didn’t really affect anyone in the real world. So when I read this morning that WPA has been broken, I have to take it with a grain of salt until the actual research is released. Did they really break it or did they break WPA under a special set of circumstances? Will this be usable in the real world? Do I even care (by which I mean, will it affect me)?
The good news is, even if this is a real crack of WPA, the researchers are stating that WPA2 is still secure. Until someone figures out how to work around that encryption scheme as well.