>Use WPA2-TKIP-PSK for wireless security

By | September 27, 2010

>Cracking a WEP key is merely a statistical brute force on the key and implemented by collecting data (IVs) through arp spoofing.
When using WPA or WPA-2 a 4-way handshake is needed in order to try and obtain the pre-shared key(PSK).
Without this key one can not normally gain access to the network. This key is then cracked by supplying it to a dictionary or brute force tool such as aircrack-ng.
Using WPA2-TKIP-PSK is a good way to securing a wireless network. WPA-2(Wi-Fi Protected Access) is a security protocol that provide encryption. TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) and the related WPA standard, implement new security features to address security problems encountered in WEP protected networks.TKIP will save you wireless network from script kiddies.
Having a long and complex password is also a good idea, since it is easy to capture the 4-way handshake, having a simple or short pass word means it takes less time to crack it.
The minimum key length is 8 characters and the max is 64. I would personally advise using the max length. Just save the key in a .txt file on some sort of separate medium like a usb stick etc.

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