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Thursday, August 23, 2007

How to crack Wi-Fi Wireless WEP Key?

Because of the increasing usage of Laptops and cheap Wireless Routers, now a days every home has a hotspot with Wi-Fi internet connection.
Mostly these connections are secured using WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) key. Who ever knows this key can get access to the internet.

Some times they are unsecured. That means anybody can get access to internet. May be some stranger parked next to your house is browsing websites using your internet connection. We never know what he does? If it is secured that means he got to know your WEP Key first. So make sure your wi-fi is secured.

But still there are ways to crack your WEP key.Now let’s see how do they crack your WEP KEY?
A step-by-step guide to breaking WEP key
You would come across tools like Aircrack Airodump WepAttack.

Another way is getting access to your wireless router's admin account. A survey says most of the home wireless router’s default admin passwords are never changed. So here is the list of routers in the market and their default admin passwords. Some body would give a try. If you haven’t changed the default password, It may work out him.


How to avoid it?
First change the default admin password of your wireless router.
Second change your security from WEP to WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access).

Some more tips are here
Home Wireless Security Settings Tips

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