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Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) cracked

crutchy (1949900) writes | more than 2 years ago

Microsoft 3

crutchy (1949900) writes ""Security researchers released two tools at the Defcon security conference that can be used to crack the encryption of any PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) and WPA2-Enterprise (Wireless Protected Access) sessions that use MS-CHAPv2 for authentication."

"Marlinspike's advice to businesses and VPN providers was to stop using PPTP and switch to other technologies like IPsec or OpenVPN. Companies with wireless network deployments that use WPA2 Enterprise security with MS-CHAPv2 authentication should also switch to an alternative."

http://www.schneier.com/crypto-gram-1208.html#2"

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Missing (direct) Link (1)

Penurious Penguin (2687307) | more than 2 years ago | (#41002461)

Re:Missing (direct) Link (1)

crutchy (1949900) | more than 2 years ago | (#41020941)

have a squiz at the "Link to Original Source" below TFA

i supplied the link to schneier because slashdotters not signed up for his newsletter may find other interesting security tidbits

Re:Missing (direct) Link (1)

Penurious Penguin (2687307) | more than 2 years ago | (#41021091)

I considered that and admired the notion. It was not criticism, but an attempted contribution for efficiency. Take it as a compliment, if you will. I definitely support the submission and voted it up.
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