Expert releases Cisco wireless hacking tool

Friday, 9 April 2004, 5:01 AM EST

One day after it disclosed a security vulnerability in a wireless networking product, Cisco Systems must contend with a new threat - the long-promised release of a hacking tool that targets wireless networks running its LEAP wireless authentication protocol.

The tool, called "Asleap," allows users to scan the wireless network broadcast spectrum for networks using LEAP (Lightweight Extensible Authentication Protocol), capture wireless network traffic and crack user passwords, according to a message posted to the Bugtraq online security discussion group on Wednesday.

By Paul Roberts at Info World.

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