[How-To] Protect your Wifi access from the WPA hack

Earlier you learnt that WPA was hacked by some security researchers in just 15 minutes, now Lifehacker has an interesting post which describes how you can still protect yourself. 

As per the blog, the key to protect yourself is to switch off TKIP encryption mode and switch to AES only.

WPA Hacked

WPA Hacked

This is what the blog says

The key: Just log into your router, switch off Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) as an encryption mode, and use Advanced Encryption System (AES) only. TKIP is the only protocol that the hack applies to, so switching to AES-only will ensure that your Wi-Fi network is safe again. It’s quick and easy, so do yourself a favor and make the adjustment now so you don’t run into any problems in the future.

I would suggest a few more points to all those who are worried about this news:

1.) Have a MAC level filtering at your router.

2.) Change the default settings of your router’s Web-based administration

3.) Turn off broadcasting of your SSID.

Do you have any other strategies for the other readers? Do share in the comments, i also promise to update the post with your link ( if you comment something really useful)

Also read: WPA Encryption cracked in 12 minutes

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Recover lost wireless network key using WirelessKeyView

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Vaibhav Pandey


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