| Penetrator protects against wireless 'brute force' attacks
|[PRESSWIRE] 14.02.12 -- Leading IT security firm SecPoint’s award-winning Penetrator now contains a new WPS vulnerability checker to stop one of this year's biggest threats to wireless network security in its tracks...
There is a major new security hole in popular router brands via their Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) PIN, which was first exploited in attacks recorded on 27 December, last year.
A posting on the website of the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team warns: 'A design flaw that exists in the WPS specification for the PIN authentication significantly reduces the time required to brute force the entire PIN because it allows an attacker to know when the first half of the 8 digit PIN is correct.'
US-CERT admits in its posting, which is being updated weekly since the first attacks were recorded: 'We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.'
"We cracked a 25-character WPA code with upper case letters and numbers in a single day," says Secpoint CEO, Victor Christiansenn.
"But the Portable Penetrator V12 makes it possible to perform a full WPS vulnerability check, eliminating the possibility of an intrusion," he adds.
WPS is enabled in most routers - including: Belkin, Buffalo, D-Link, Linksys and Netgear, among others - by default, handing hackers the ability to easily reveal their WPA or WPA2 codes, and achieve full access to the networks behind them. To compound matters, most wireless routers do not implement a lock out policy for brute force attempts, reducing the time required to perform a successful attack.
The SecPoint Penetrator software lite-version costs from €74.99 (US$104.99). It uses the same engine to operate as its sister products, the Cloud Penetrator and Portable Penetrator.
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SecPoint first designed the Penetrator in 2003, the Protector UTM in 2005 and the Portable Penetrator in 2007. Since then, there has been continual development across all three variations with many firmware updates offering new and exciting features. It has been operating globally since 1999 and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. It has been delivering high-end security products to customers worldwide, via SecPoint partners across the globe.
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