New Method Simplifies Cracking WPA/WPA2 Passwords on 802.11 Networks

A new technique has been discovered to easily retrieve the Pairwise Master Key Identifier (PMKID) from a router using WPA/WPA2 security, which can then be used to crack the wireless password of the router.

While previous WPA/WPA2 cracking methods required an attacker to wait for a user to login to a wireless network and capture a full authentication handshake, this new method only requires a single frame which the attacker can request from the AP because it is a regular part of the protocol.

Read more about the new method that will work against almost all routers utilizing 802.11i/p/q/r networks with roaming enabled, on BleepingComputer.