Major Flaw in Wi-Fi Protected Setup Discovered

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anc51699

The article you sourced refers to WiFi Protected Setup (WPS), not WPA or WPA2. 

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Ayeohx

Yep, the article needs a rewrite and fast. 

And depending on the firmware, can't you just turn WPS off?

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Ayeohx

Double post, sorry.

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nsvander

I actually just clicked the link, and you have the wrong terminoligy.  You are confusing Wi-Fi Protected Access with Wi-Fi Protected Setup, the two are totaly different.

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biggiebob12345

+1 .  I was thinking while reading this article "only the stupid one click security thingies use PINs".

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nsvander

Does this affect only WPA or WPA2 as well?  What about those of us that are using 63 digit ACSII password for our Wi-Fi access?

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kixofmyg0t

I call BS on ur password. 

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livebriand

I have a 16-character randomly generated password on my router. Come to think of it, for some reason my grandparents linksys' router has a 64 character password set (yes, it's 64, not 63 characters). Both have WPA2-AES security enabled. Man it was a pain to type in those 64 characters when I went over there and wanted to connect my laptop - I got it wrong several times.

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JoetheMobster

I use 63 digits as well.  I use KeePass to keep it handy, so no sticky notes around here, hehe!

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skrusrnmz

https://www.grc.com/passwords.htm

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Homer2029

Awesome site!

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nsvander

That is the exact site I use for my passwords.

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kixofmyg0t

I love the idea but honestly I reset some of my devices alot(and not all of them are windows based) so using 63 characters would be a HUGE pain in the ass for me. 

I generate 14~18 character passwords and rotate them on a offset lunar scale. IMO that provides the best balance of security vs. pain in the ass to use. 

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