WPA-PSK Passwords Now on Sale…Starting $17!

A cloud-based service called WPA Cracker launched last week promises to crack WPA-PSK (WiFi Protected Access with Pre-Shared Keying) for you starting $17 . Like any other password-based authentication system, WPA-PSK (and WPA2-PSK) is vulnerable to a “dictionary attack.” This is a brute force technique in which a hacker uses a dictionary or database of commonly used passwords to guess the WPA encryption key. The… Read More

SSL Renegotiation Vulnerability: Journey from Theory to Practice to Prevalence

The SSL renegotiation vulnerability disclosure created mood swings in the security community over last month. Immediately after the disclosure, security community was split in opinion about its severity and relevance. All that changed a fortnight later, when real life exploit targeted to Twitter site was demonstrated using this vulnerability and it all started looking REAL!… Read More