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+ - Breaking 104 bit WEP in less then 60 Seconds

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collin.m
collin.m writes "Erik Tews with the help of two others published a new attack on WEP called: Breaking 104 bit WEP in less then 60 Seconds.

Like the older attacks on WEP this attack uses sniffed IVs in order to break/compute/crack the WEP key. The nice thing about this attack is that it only needs between 40.000 and 85.000 unique IVs (older attacks needed between 250.000 and 1.000.000 in order to succeed). This all ready reduces the overall attack time since one needs to capture less packages. But the attack also uses a new/other attack on RC4 that further improves the speed. The paper gives an average of 3 seconds (crack time) on 1.7Ghz Pentium-M. The attack even works with 5000 keys so it should be usable on a PDA or SmartPhone.

Paper
The Tool and more Information"
Yahoo!

+ - Yahoo Mail storage capacity touches infinity

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Vinit
Vinit writes "World's leading email service provider Yahoo has increased mail storage capacity to infinity! What could be a better gift Yahoo Inc. could offer to it's millions of users on it's 10th anniversary than this? On the company blog, John Kremer, Vice President, Yahoo! Mail, has disclosed the firm's plan to provide unlimited storage to all users from this May. I still remember the day in 1997 when I got myself a Yahoo email ID with a whopping 4MB storage. And I was like, what am I gonna store in this huge account? This is going to be the best move against Google which offers about 2.8GB storage. One of the reason Google has started gaining market share is storage; currently Yahoo offers 1GB storage — way too less compared to what Google provides. The firm will be rolling this out over a few months to facilitate a smooth transition. Now with the unlimited storage in place I am thinking about shifting my whole songs, photos collection to Yahoo. What about you guys? http://www.pclaunches.com/industry_buzz/yahoo_mail _storage_capacity_touches_infinity.php"
Windows

+ - Is Vista Good for Gaming?

Submitted by jcatcw
jcatcw (1000875) writes "George Jones, editorial director of IDG Entertainment, has three reasons that Windows Vista is terrible for gaming and six reasons that it's great. Not so good: Hardware incompatibilities; Backward incompatibility; Lack of DirectX 10 games. Good: DirectX 10; Crysis; Windows Game Advisor; Games for Windows Live; Parental Controls in Vista; DirectX 11."

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