The Wi-Fi Alliance says that WPA3’s SAE is resistant to offline dictionary attacks where an attacker tries to guess a Wi-Fi network’s password by trying various passwords in a quick succession.
Michigan police were called at a Planet Fitness gym earlier this month to investigate a bomb threat that ended up being only a prank after a naughty user named his WiFi network “Remote Detonator.”
When you set up a new Wi-Fi network, you’re probably conditioned by now to check the “WPA2” box. You may not specifically know when or why someone advised you to do this, but it was solid advice. Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 is the current industry standard that encrypts traffic on Wi-Fi networks to thwart eavesdroppers. And since it’s been the secure option since 2004, WPA2 networks are absolutely everywhere. They’re also, it turns out, vulnerable to cryptographic attack.
Available as both an iOS app and a web-based service, with an Android app currently in the works, Cafe Wi-Fi is a map that shows off any available WiFi hotspots at any given area.
So much of the world today is invisible to cameras. Technology operates in a light-less world of zeroes and ones, electromagnetic waves that fly over our heads in ever-increasing abundance.