Researchers crack WPA Wi-Fi encryption in 60 seconds

    Date27 Aug 2009
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Computer scientists in Japan have developed a way to break the WPA encryption system used in wireless routers in just one minute. The attack, which reads encrypted traffic sent between computers and certain types of routers that use the WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) encryption system, was devised by Toshihiro Ohigashi of Hiroshima University and Masakatu Morii of Kobe University.

    The scientists plan to discuss further details at a technical conference on Sept. 25 in Hiroshima.

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