Seems Data-Thieves cracked WPA-2

The most secure of personal wireless security password protocols has been hacked. WPA-2, the best choice for general home wireless network security, seems to have been cut to pieces. In this article by phys.org, we read:

Now, a new study published in the International Journal of Information and Computer Security, reveals that one of the previously strongest wireless security systems, Wi-Fi protected access 2 (WPA2) can also be easily broken into on wireless local area networks (WLANs).
The researchers have now shown that a on the WPA2 password is possible and that it can be exploited, although the time taken to break into a system rises with longer and longer passwords. However, it is the de-authentication step in the wireless setup that represents a much more accessible entry point for an intruder with the appropriate hacking tools. As part of their purported security protocols routers using WPA2 must reconnect and re-authenticate devices periodically and share a new key each time. The team points out that the de-authentication step essentially leaves a backdoor unlocked albeit temporarily. Temporarily is long enough for a fast- scanner and a determined intruder. They also point out that while restricting network access to specific devices with a given identifier, their media access control address (MAC address), these can be spoofed.
It’s not the end of the world, but it shows how the advance against security and protections for your network continues. I’ll be looking for the new protocol, and a way to update the firmware on my devices when it becomes available.
A drone with inductive recharge capability sets down in a neighborhood, up on a roof, and then works a script to break into local networks. The recorded data is then carried back to the drone operator and studied. Sound far fetched?
Just keep doing things the way your are, then.

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