Glenn Fleishman over at Wi-Fi Net News had a chat with Eric Tews, one of the researchers reported to have come up with a crack for WPA's TKIP encryption. Glenn has posted a good summary of what he found has really been discovered.
The short story is that if you are using WPA/TKIP, you have little to fear from this exploit. You are more at risk from using a weak passphrase, whether you are running WPA/TKIP or WPA2/AES.
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IDG News Service reported today that security researchers Erik Tews and Martin Beck have found a way to break the TKIP key used in WPA wireless security in 12 to 15 minutes.
Atheros today announced a new family of low-cost draft 802.11n chipsets with pricing and features aimed at replacing 802.11g devices in 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi designs.
D-Link today announced its first draft 802.11n access points for the small business market.
Hawking Technologies today announced a wireless range extender supporting 802.11b, g and draft n networks.
The HWREN1 Hi-Gain Wireless-300N Range Extender is said to work with "most" 802.11b/g/ draft n networks, access points and routers and does not require WDS bridging/repeating support. Networks using WEP, WPA and WPA2 wireless security are supported.
The HWREN1 is available now for around $100 street.
NETGEAR today announced the SRXN3205 ProSafe Wireless-N VPN Firewall, a dual-band draft 802.11n router with IPsec and SSL VPN features.
D-Link today officially announced a new lower-cost dual-band dual-radio draft 11n router and said that it has started shipments.
Israeli semiconductor company Celeno Communications today announced a wireless chipset that it claims can support up to four concurrent, different HD streams with "whole-home coverage while maintaining wire-like quality of experience".
HP today announced that it is acquiring Colubris Networks, a Waltham, Mass.-based, privately-held global provider of intelligent wireless networks for enterprises and service providers. Financial terms were not disclosed.
NETGEAR today announced a new kit that adds 5 GHz draft 802.11n capability to existing wireless or wired routers.
Motorola today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held WLAN security company AirDefense, for undisclosed terms.
Upon completion of the transaction, AirDefense will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Motorola and will be integrated into Motorola's Enterprise Mobility business. Motorola said that it intends to maintain AirDefense's Alpharetta, Georgia headquarters.
The acquisition is expected to close "in the next few months".
Belkin yesterday made a round of introductions of new networking products, all scheduled to start shipments in October.
Linksys today announced its WRT610N Simultaneous Dual-N Band Wireless Router.
D-Link today announced price cuts on its DIR-615 and DIR-655 draft 802.11n wireless routers.
Netgear today announced an 802.11g wireless router specifically designed for open source firmware.
The Wi-Fi Alliance today announced its Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Voice-Personal program that includes both interoperability and quality of service tests.
D-Link today added a dual-band single-radio draft 802.11n router that is street-priced below $100.
Belden has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trapeze Networks, a leading provider of wireless local area networking equipment and management software, for $133 million in cash.
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