802.11b WEP Encryption Sucks
Today is moving day. Right now the movers are doing their thing and I am sitting in my new apartment and my roommate Linda has WiFi with a LinkSys router. A bunch of us were here partying last night after rock climbing and when Shay and Linda were busy with Friendster.com I was worrying about getting my laptop to work here today (not to do work, but to blog of course). Last night Jack and Justin told me that they enabled WAP security on the router since “WEP security is better than no security.” I was concerned since Jack did not remember the WEP KEY or the admin password (Jack set up the WiFi for Linda). I said I will just hack the router. Teammate Tom Halligan did not toss me under the bus for the first time in history and said “Forte can hack that in like 30 seconds."
Well more like 68 seconds. Will someone call the IEEE or whoever and let them know that WEP Encryption just sucks. I am not telling you what I did, but I did not want to reset the router and update the firmware since I don’t want anything to go wrong when I leave for Asia for 5 weeks tomorrow.
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