A renowned security researcher has started a new service allowing companies
to check the strength of their WPA-PSK encryption passwords.

Moxie Marlinspike, one of the team who revealed the possibility of hacking
the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) at this year’s Black Hat conference, has started
the WPA Cracker service for security testers and auditors.

The system uses a 400 processor cloud node to run a dictionary attack on
WPA-PSK passwords. Marlinspike has developed the 135 million word dictionary
specifically for this purpose.


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