In this episode I talk about some wireless security basics that we’re not seeing when out on assessments.
Download: 7MS #18: Wireless Security 101 (audio)
- WEP encryption is very, very bad. It’s easy to crack. Don’t use it.
- Wifite will demonstrate how easy it is to crack WEP.
- Stronger encryption such as WPA/WPA2 are recommended, but do not give an excuse for using weak passwords!
- On a personal note, I’m starting the OSCP soon :-). Two great first-hand accounts of the OSCP experience (both well worth your time) are here:http://buffered.io/posts/oscp-and-me/ and http://blog.g0tmi1k.com/2011/07/pentesting-with-backtrack-pwb/