Jumat, 21 Juni 2013

Watch out, iPhone Hotspot Easy Burglarized !

Be careful when using automated password facility when activating the mobile hotspot feature on the iPhone smart phone.

The reason, a group of researchers from the department of computer science Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen, Germany, found that the password used by default turns easily broken.

As reported by Ars Technica, the mobile operating system iOS 6 down apparently wearing only a small number of standard passwords when asked to write a hotspot automatically. The research team referred to above could break an iPhone WiFi passwords within 24 seconds.

The researchers found that the automated password iPhone always consist of a 4-6 character long word in the dictionary of English in iOS, ending with four random words. They are then pursing the number of words most often used to just 1,842 pieces so the total number of combinations that must be guessed at "only" 18.5 million.

An AMD Radeon HD 7970 GPU and then used to perform computational processes and try all possible password combinations.

Retang 24 seconds not including the time to penetrate authorization four-way handshake on WPA2 security protocols. But this one process can usually be hacked in less than a minute.

Once successfully compromised, a hacker can chimed in hotspot network contrived iPhone owners. Hackers can intercept e-mail and other sensitive data are "flown" through WiFi waves.

While it might seem spooky, way to overcome this vulnerability is actually easy, by itself make that hard to guess password to iPhone hotspot.

Monitoring feature can also be used to monitor how many devices are connected in a network. Who knew there was an uninvited guest sneaking.

Author : Oik Yusuf
Source : http://tekno.kompas.com/, Jumat, 21 Juni 2013,  19.41 WIB

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