WiFi Security

On Wed, 15 Nov 2006 09:14:57 -0800, Ron wrote in :

The well-known instant messaging services authenticate in a secure way. See "Threats to Instant Messaging"

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John Navas
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Ron hath wroth:

Oh. All of them use a challenge-response mechanism, where the actual password is not sent. Instead a hash code derived from the combination of the password and some random rubbish is sent. It's quite safe. At one time, it was possible to crack the AIM password from a capture file because they used a really crude random number generator:

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for various AIM cracking tools.

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Jeff Liebermann

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