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Rod Savard
2004-01-10, 14:18
> You are right, shared authentication is not any more secure. It doesn't

It's actually a tad less secure from what I understand...

> matter so much though, since breaking the WEP key using AirSnort is
> easy enough already.

True... but they still have to gather millions of packets, right? Maybe
that's not so difficult with my slimp3 playing all the time. :-)

-Rod

dean
2004-01-11, 10:48
Actually, that's backwards. Shared-Key is, theoretically, more secure.

Open-System authentication doesn't use WEP to authenticate users, it
just accepts the identity of the mobile station at face value. Support
for Shared-Key authentication is required for stations that implement
WEP. (This is from the O'Reilly 802.11 Wireless Networks book by
Matthew Gast, which has more details.)

Apple started requiring Shared-Key authentication in a recent update to
their access points. Do you have a device that doesn't have the
option to support Shared-Key encryption.


On Jan 10, 2004, at 1:18 PM, Rod Savard wrote:

>> You are right, shared authentication is not any more secure. It
>> doesn't
>
> It's actually a tad less secure from what I understand...
>
>> matter so much though, since breaking the WEP key using AirSnort is
>> easy enough already.
>
> True... but they still have to gather millions of packets, right?
> Maybe
> that's not so difficult with my slimp3 playing all the time. :-)
>
> -Rod
>
>