Asus EEEpc 1000

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Tue Jan 27 02:19:56 UTC 2009


David McGlone wrote:

> On Monday 26 January 2009 5:26:50 pm Nils Kassube wrote:
>> David McGlone wrote:
>> > Crack WEP with 300 PS3's maybe 600 PS3's will do the job ;-)
>>
>> I have news for you - news from 2007 that is:
>> <http://www.heise-online.co.uk/security/news/87889>
>>
>> WEP encryption can be cracked in under a minute. And I couldn't find
>>
>> anything about the necessity of PS3's. From the original paper:
>> | The required computational effort is approximately 2^20 RC4 key setups,
>> | which on current desktop and laptop CPUs is negligible.
>>
>> Could it be you meant WPA instead of WEP?
> 
> Probably. I heard something about someone cracking one or the other with
> 300 PS3's. I didn't delve into it, but heard about it in passing
> somewhere.

So, nobody's contradicting my off-the-top-of-my-head numbers.  If you need 
300 PS3s to crack WPA, that's actually more difficult than I would have 
expected.  I was counting on about 6 hours with a single machine.  







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