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    Does the new firmware for DG934G support WPA2?

    This is a discussion on Does the new firmware for DG934G support WPA2? within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; To be honest I think there is a lot of unfounded hysteria spouted about the so called 'insecurity' of WPA. ...

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      Re: Does the new firmware for DG934G support WPA2?

      To be honest I think there is a lot of unfounded hysteria spouted about the so called 'insecurity' of WPA. Sure it can be cracked, but it takes a lot of time, the more secure the password, the more time it takes. With a really secure key it could take hours, maybe even days, to break the code. Who is going to expend that time breaking WPA on a domestic router when there are thousands, probably millions of routers, with weaker or no security at all.

      All right, in an office or government/commercial environment there is a need for the best security available, but I think the talk of WPA not being secure only serves to worry home users unnecessarily.

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      Re: Does the new firmware for DG934G support WPA2?

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Sure it can be cracked, but it takes a lot of time
      Only a minute now, according to an item in El Reg today:

      WPA keys gone in 60 seconds - Time to move to WPA 2
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      Re: Does the new firmware for DG934G support WPA2?

      I read that several weeks ago, however how many of these would you find within wireless range of your router?

      "Networking nerds claim to have devised a way of breaking Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption within 60 seconds."

      Until they release a software program or explain it in a way that is very easy to follow, it does not mean much. I still maintain that a domestic user using a strong passkey has little to be concerned about.

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