Hacking, Security & Privacy News - Page 101
Today, ElcomSoft announced that the company expanded its support from Nvidia-only to support both ATI and Nvidia with its Wireless Security Auditor 1.0. This application is intended to audit wireless network security by "attempting to recover the original WPA/WPA2 PSK password protecting Wi-Fi Communications".
Using ATI HD2000 and above or GeForce 8 and above cards, ElcomSoft WSA is currently the fastest Wi-Fi password recovery tool on the market. In order to support both GPU manufacturers, ElcomSoft developed its own patent-pending technologies which expanded on the original CUDA-powered algorithms.
BanThisURL: What worries you most about the filters from a security standpoint?
Matthew Strahan: From a security standpoint it's that somebody would take over the box. Especially if they standardize the filter. Depending on how they set it up, an attacker could become the man in the middle of every single Australian home connection. Which is a huge thing.
BTURL: Can you explain man in the middle attacks quickly?
MS: Man in the middle attacks are when someone can intercept your
connection to some server. So you've sent a HTTP connection to Gmail. If someone's in the middle of that connection, then they can read your email. They can also prevent you from going on Gmail. They can modify what gets sent back from Gmail and pretend that you've got email that you haven't really received.