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Mind providing more information on this? eg, what about WPA2+TKIP?

I'm trying to wrap my head around how WPA2 could still provide protection with a shared key... I'm sure I'm not the only geek who feels like their knowledge of WiFi protocols goes stale every six months or so.




TKIP is much more vulnerable. In theory it requires "work" to crack WPA2+TKIP but it's comparatively trivial with modern hardware. With WPA2+AES you basically open a public/private key encrypted connection to the router (similar to SSL) and exchange the PSK in order to authorize the client. This traffic isn't any more sniffable, in principle, than https traffic. However, depending on configuration it can be vulnerable to man in the middle attacks and such-like.


Actually this is false. I have actually read the 802.11i spec and I think the way the key exchange is done is same regardless of whether TKIP or CCMP is used.




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