FBI Demonstrates WEP Cracking in 3 Minutes
Interesting article on how a team of FBI agents cracked a 128-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy — a security protocol for wireless LANs) key in less than 3 minutes. If you’re technical, they explain exactly how it was done. If you’re not, they give some advice at the end of the article:
- Segregate that part of your network.
- Change the default settings on your access point.
- Use WPA with a strong key.
- Update firmware.
- Turn off the wireless LAN when it’s not in use.