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Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is a security protocol for 802.11-based wireless networks.

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How does WEP wireless security work?

I want to know more about how WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) protocol for wireless security. From this Wikipedia article I have got a basic Idea. But what is the initialize vector? Is some kind of ...
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Is there a way to make a WEP-secured AP uncrackable?

For some days, I was feeling that my Internet bill was booming. Then, I recently found out that a boy near my house was accessing my router to use the Internet. Then, I read some articles how to crack ...
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Strength of WEP, WPA and WPA 2 PSK

I know there are three method for wifi security. What are the relative strengths of the password encryption in WEP, WPA and WPA2 PSK?
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Why crack WEP or WPA/WPA2 PSK when it can be sniffed through monitor mode capture?

I am pretty new to the domain of wireless security and am trying to understand the various techniques used for compromising wireless networks. There are a few things that I am not able to correlate ...
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How to find a wep key inside a pcap file with only 2 IV?

I have a pcap file that contains 3 packets. I need to find a WEP key inside these packets. These packets contains only two IV. It's not a live attack so I can't try brute force.
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Attacking WPA/WPA2 ; Clarification on deauthentication packets

In the attack on WPA/WPA2, one way to force a handshake is by sending deauth packets to force the client to deauntheticate. During reauthentication attempts, the handshake can the be captured. Here is ...
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Is WEP still a thing?

I was studying the Wi-Fi security section for a pentesting certification the other day and there is an extensive part about cracking WEP. Is going in-depth on WEP cracking worth it anymore? According ...