Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Security & Hacking: "How I cracked my neighbor's WiFi password without breaking a sweat"


Very good article, though written for average person, there is higher level information available in many of the Comments, it clearly shows how easy it is to hack many things average people think are secure.

Also, since the author of that Ars article was using online software services (ie software that ran on servers, not on author's computer) he didn't need much of a computer to do this.

For those new to Pen Testing and Password Strength (Security?) he was basically using a dictionary of words and common passwords.

The term "Dictionary" sometimes throws people, they don't mean Websters or OED, rather it is a list based on previously cracked passwords.

Millions of cracked passwords, so current Hacker's Dictionaries tend to be pretty representative of any password that a person picks out!

If you can remember it, it is a very bad password, you should be using some tiype of password keeper, and using the generate random password feature that all the good password keepers offer.

I plan to do a post in the near future on Password Keepers, but there are a lot of choices out there, many are free.

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