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War Never Changes: Attacks Against WPA3’s Enhanced Open — Part 2: Understanding OWE

In this second part of the series, we’ll provide an overview of how OWE works. There are already some good write-ups that provide this info at a high level, so this will be more of a hands-on technical deep device.

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War Never Changes: Attacks Against WPA3’s “Enhanced Open” — Part 1: How We Got Here

In early 2019, myself and fellow Denver-based researcher Steve Darracott (@theDarracott) set out to answer the question — “is Opportunistic Wireless Encryption (OWE) susceptible to abuse and attack, and if so, how?”. Ultimately, we succeeded in implementing multiple working proof of concept attacks, which we demonstrated at the DEF CON Wireless Village last summer. This series of blog posts documents our research efforts and conclusions, and discusses how OWE fits into the current wireless threat model.

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