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Cracking of WPA & WPA2 Using GPUs and Rule-based Method


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Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) are two security protocols developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance to secure wireless computer networks. The prevailing usage of GPUs improves the brute force attacks and cryptanalysis on access points of the wireless networks. It is time-consuming for the cryptanalysis with the huge total combinations of 9563 max. Now, it is the turning point that the leap progress of GPUs makes the Wi-Fi cryptanalysis much more efficient than before. In this research, we proposed a rule-based password cracking scheme without dictionary files which improves the efficiency of cracking WPA/WPA2 protected access points. The experiment was performed on the real environment and the results demonstrate that the proposed scheme. The proposed scheme improves the efficiency from 2088000 PMKs/min to 16200000 PMKs/min.


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Total Pages: 10

DOI
10.31209/2018.100000054


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JOURNAL INFORMATION


ISSN PRINT: 1079-8587
ISSN ONLINE: 2326-005X
DOI PREFIX: 10.31209
10.1080/10798587 with T&F
IMPACT FACTOR: 0.652 (2017/2018)
Journal: 1995-Present




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