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You al ready know t i you w antt l hat f o ock dow n your W i Finet ork,you shoul optf w d or W PA encrypt on because W EP i easy t i s o crack.Butdi you know how easy? Take a d l ook. If the network you want to test is running the more popular WPA encryption, see our guide to cracking a Wi-Fi network's WPA password with Reaver instead. Today w e' goi t run dow n,st by- ep, re ng o ep- st how t crack a W i Finet ork w i h W EP o w t securi y t t urned on.Butfrst a w ord: i , Know l edge i pow er,butpow er doesn' m ean s t you shoul be a j d erk,or do anyt ng il . hi legal Know i how t pi a l doesn' m ake you ng o ck ock t a t ef Consi t s posteducat onal or a hi . der hi i , proof of concepti elect exerci - nt l ual se. D ozens oft ori s on how t crack W EP are ut al o al ready al over t i ernetusi t s l he nt ng hi m et hod.Seri ousl G oogl i .Thi ai tw hat y— e t s n' you' cal "new s. Butw hati surpri ng i d l " s si s t som eone lke m e,w i h m i m al hat i t ni net orki experi w ng ence,can gett s done hi w i h f sof w are and a cheap W i Fi t ree t adapt H ere' how i goes. er. s t

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