Re: [opensuse] internet MAC address
- From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 02 Nov 2008 14:31:41 -0500
David Bolt wrote:
If the user is still using WEP, they can have the required encryption
keys within a minute, or they can try using a dictionary attack a to try
and find the WPA key. With the MAC address and WEP, they can have access
to the network in minutes, whereas with WPA (probably) will take a while
longer. As for those that don't have any encryption, they might as well
install a flashing neon sign saying "free wireless connections here"
A reasonably secure WPA password can be obtained from www.grc.com (Click
on Services > Perfect passwords), which is a 63 character string of
random ASCII characters. That password should be fairly difficult to
guess. That leave a brute force attack on the 256 bit WPA key.
According to what I've read, neither WPA nor the underlying AES
encryption have ever been broken.
Incidentally a 256 bit key has
possible combinations, so it'll take a while to try them all. ;-)
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