Experiment: Just how real is this WPA threat? (how to hack into your own WPA router using WPS and prevent others from doing so)

Last month I read the "Brute forcing Wi-Fi Protected Setup" document by Stefan Viehböck which explains a vulnerability in the WPS system which is a feature available in most modern wifi routers.
The flaw can be exploited using a tool called reaver which gives you the ultra-secure wpa password of your Wireless Network after it brute forces the WPS system. [simplified explanation in n00b terms]
The document lit a small spark in my mind wondering how hard it actually would be to "exploit" this weakness for a hacker with barely any experience [which would be me 🙂 ]. So I grabbed some gear and did a quick experiment to find out…

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The search for the golden hotfix

FrustrationLg I want to write something non-technical today to try and touch a different subject all sysadmins face today.
Let’s take a trip to the wild side of being a sysadmin: The side,I like to call the: “Zen and Frustration” side of the job. (No, I’m not high and “yes” it’s late and I’m jotting this down as we go…)
People around me who know I’m a sysadmin always think that this line of work only involves exact science, bits and bytes, ones and zero’s. Of course I won’t deny that these trades plays a big part but…

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