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Re: How secure is OpenBSD software wep?

The OS you are using wont matter as part of generating weak or strong keys. The problem isnt necessarily with WEP, just how they decided to impoliment it with the IV. Since the IV is only 4 bits there are only 16 possibilities for its state. So it ends up repeating a lot, through no fault of an operating system, its just an implimentation flaw that could have been fixed but they decided there was too much product out there to risk looking bad by making it all obsolete with a wep fix.

Cisco has a good solution for using TKIP with WEP, that is pretty much uncrackable, but I have yet to see anything like TKIP working with hostap as of yet.


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