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Old 08-12-2007, 09:32 AM   #1
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Default WEP or WPA?

Title kinda explains it, whats better/ more secure?
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Old 08-12-2007, 09:34 AM   #2
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Default Re: WEP or WPA?

I don't really know I have WEP set up, never used WPA don't know to much about it to be honest.
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Default Re: WEP or WPA?

wpa is tons better/safer. anyone will tell you that
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Old 08-12-2007, 10:15 AM   #4
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Default Re: WEP or WPA?

WEP encryption can now be cracked in under a minute. The only known crack for WPA is a brute force attack. So, as long as you have a strong password you'll be fine. Go with WPA.
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Default Re: WEP or WPA?

Cool, that's what I thought, but a co-worker tried to tell me otherwise. Works out nicely since I can never get WEP to work
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Old 08-12-2007, 12:52 PM   #6
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Default Re: WEP or WPA?

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Cool, that's what I thought, but a co-worker tried to tell me otherwise. Works out nicely since I can never get WEP to work
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Default Re: WEP or WPA?

lol. there are programs that work well at cracking wpa but it takes much longer and more packets are needed. theres just so many more ways to crack wep and it is much quicker. a lot of people only use unsecured or wep so its a hackers dream come true. especially with bt homehubs, it has wep pre applied and people dont know how to change it.
although to be fair youve gotta be unluky to have a hacker near you, but its not worth the risk
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Yeah, WEP is relatively simple to crack. WPA is possible, but much more of a pain. All theoretically of course, check out this site:
http://www.aircrack-ng.org/doku.php
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You need a supported network card for it to work. Belive me, i've tryed (h)
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