Wi-Fi Alliance Responds to WPS Security Issue

Posted by at 5:16 pm on March 6, 2012

The Wi-Fi Alliance has responded to reports of a security exploits in Wi-Fi Protected Setup with a statement pointing to a fix. It claimed to The Verge that its test routine and certification now made sure that Wi-Fi devices “effectively resist” brute, PIN code-based attacks. How that would resolve the gap, and when, or if patch would be available for those devices that had already shipped, wasn’t disclosed.

The new attacks can guess the PIN code in less than four hours. While it would prevent the most casual of attacks, it could let wardriving hackers break in and undermine a target audience that’s typically less experienced, who are the target audience for the push single buttons to pair devices system.

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