This article shortly describes simple steps on how to crack a wireless WEP key using AIR Crack software. This can be done by sniffing a wireless network, capturing encrypted packets and running appropriate encryption cracking program in attempt to decrypt captured data. WEP ( Wired Equivalent Privacy ) is quite easy to crack as it uses only one key to encrypt all traffic.
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I'm a first year "Networking & Administration" student. My father has kindly allowed me to try and crack the encryption on the smaller non-significant kitchen WiFi network in his company office. I wasn't told what the password is but we bet that If I was able to crack it my pops would pay my next semester.
I'm curious to know more about the default ubuntu home folder encryption. I encrypted my drive with the live cd when I was installing ubuntu, and it didn't tell me anything about the encryption scheme! I want to know how many...uh...bits? the encryption has? and the encryption algorithm (the only one I know of is RSA).
I'm a bit of a newb at encryption so bear with me.