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Re: How secure is OpenBSD software wep?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: How secure is OpenBSD software wep?
- From: Bo Byrd <bo_(_at_)_bbyrd_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2003 15:42:49 -0500
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.