Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Wireless hacking gets more interesting…

Russian hackers have discovered a mode to accelerate Wi-Fi decryption by using an NVIDIA graphics card, although no one seems to be clear which one is being used.

Apparently, it cracks passwords much faster than the usual methods. Although some sources cite that these type of new hacking techniques focused on wireless technology could see a move back to a wired network connections, I sincerely doubt that.

The nature of the technological advancement beast ensures that we are always moving in a forward direction – and never backwards. Besides, people tend to ignore security issues where convenience plays a factor.

In any case, suggestions are being made to apply tighter VPN controls, so you can always start there.

If anyone is interested in learn more about wireless hacking, you can contact me on ilva@telspace.co.za for more details on Telspace’s Bluetooth and Wireless 101 training.

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