Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hackers Use Nvidia Graphics Card to Smash WPA2 10,000 Percent Faster

WiFi is no longer a viable secure connection

Global Secure Systems has said that a Russian's firm's use of the latest NVidia graphics cards to accelerate WiFi ‘password recovery' times by up to an astonishing 10,000 per cent proves that WiFi's WPA and WPA2 encryption systems are no longer enough to protect wireless data.

David Hobson, managing director of GSS, claimed that companies can no longer view standards-based WiFi transmission as sufficiently secure against eavesdropping to be used with impunity. He also said that the use of VPNs is arguably now mandatory for companies wanting to comply with the Data Protection Act.

He said: “This breakthrough in brute force decryption of WiFi signals by Elcomsoft confirms our observations that firms can no longer rely on standards-based security to protect their data. As a result, we now advise clients using WiFi in their offices to move on up to a VPN encryption system as well.

Please refer here to read full article.

WPA and WPA2 is the secure method after WEP which is commonly used by home users and perhaps many small-to-large size companies. This basically means, all wireless users using WPA and WPA2 are at risk and we should start looking at more secure wireless methods before we get victim of these types of attacks.

2 comments:

Salah said...

Hi, (sorry for my bad english)

Its only buzz :)
There is some comments on the net which enlight the real "story"

some in my post (in french but you ca n use the link google translte :))
http://secdz.blogspot.com/2008/10/casser-du-wpa-encore-un-non-vnement.html

Shoaib Yousuf said...

Salah,

Thanks for sharing.

I will definitely have a look and go through your post using Google translate.

Cheers

Shoaib