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Breaking news from ihotdesk, the home of IT outsourcing in London:
Hackers claim to have identified a vulnerability in BT's Home Hub router encryption.

Category Security
16 April 2008
Hackers claim to have identified a vulnerability in BT's Home Hub router encryption.

Ethical hackers from open-source research site GNUCitizen reported having built a list of keys capable of finding default BT Home Hub WEP encryption keys, according to ZD Net.

Adrian Pastor, who works for the research site, told reporters: "Once a list of around 80 keys is obtained, the second step in the attack is to try each of them automatically, until the valid key is identified. The attack seems to work fine."

Techwatch has said that this is bad news for BT Home Hub users and in order to improve their security, they would have to change to Wi-Fi Protected Access as opposed to Wired Equivalent Privacy and change the default encryption key as soon as possible.

Earlier this week, IT Pro reported that a security weakness has been found in the Safari browser of the Apple iPhone.

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