Archive for July, 2010

WPA2 finds itself in a “hole”! Vulnerable to insider attacks!

July 23rd, 2010

WPA2_Hole196Wi-Fi security has experienced a lot of churn over the last decade. As protocols like WEP and TKIP fell by the wayside, WPA2 emerged as the “Last Wi-Fi Security Protocol Standing.” Wi-Fi Alliance recently announced its plan to phase out WEP and TKIP, promoting WPA2 as the go-to security standard.

With solid protection in the form of AES encryption and 802.1x based authentication, there was no reason to look beyond. WPA2 did its job well keeping the bad guys outside, out of the network. And traditionally that has always been the focus of Wi-Fi security.

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One fine day in New Delhi

July 7th, 2010

Wireless Security TrainingI am just back from a trip to New Delhi (along with my colleague, Prabhash Dhyani). The weather was quite hot and humid. Amidst flight delays and apparently unstoppable Delhi traffic, we managed to meet up with some interesting folks and exchanged several ideas. You may be wondering what this has got to do with a security blog, hold on, you will soon find out!

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