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Ars Hands-on: hacking WiFi Protected Setup with Reaver

Ars Technica: "Last week, security researchers revealed a vulnerability in WiFi Protected Setup, an optional device configuration protocol for wireless access points. WPS lets users enter a personal identification number that is hard-coded into the access point in order to quickly connect a computer or other wireless device to the network. The structure of the WPS PIN number and a flaw in the protocol's response to invalid requests make attacking WPS relatively simple compared to cracking a WiFi Protected Access (WPA or WPA2) password. On December 28, Craig Heffner of Tactical Network Solutions released an open-source version of an attack tool, named Reaver, that exploits the vulnerability.

To find out just how big the hole was, I downloaded and compiled Reaver for a bit of New Years geek fun. As it turns out, it's a pretty big one—even with WPS allegedly turned off on a target router, I was able to get it to cough up the SSID and password. The only way to block the attack was to turn on Media Access Control (MAC) address filtering to block unwanted hardware."

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AMD Ryzen 7 5700X Cyber Monday deal finally under $200

It's time to give your setup the upgrade of its lifetime with this Cyber Monday AMD Ryzen 7 5700X Cyber Monday deal.

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The Samsung 49” Odyssey G9 Curved Monitor is down to its historic lowest-ever price

It's time to experience gaming like it's meant to be experienced with this Cyber Monday Samsung Odyssey G9 curved monitor deal.

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YouTube streamers shouldn't miss the Razer Kiyo Pro for just $59.99

Amazon is currently offering the historic lowest-ever price on the Razer Kiyo Pro Full HD 1080p streaming webcam today.

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