Google may already have your WiFi password

If you have been using your android phone on a wifi network, and are backing up your settings to Google, the passwords are backed up along with the rest of the data. And if Google has the data, odds are they can read it if they want to. And if Google can read it, it's available to the NSA via national security letter.

That's not as big a deal as it seems. The encryption that makes it possible to password protect a wireless network has never exactly been great. The first two iterations were almost trivially vulnerable and the more recent standards are better, but not enough to trust them against the NSA or even a determined and knowledgeable attacker.

This entry was published Tue Sep 17 22:06:18 CDT 2013 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2013-09-17 22:06:18.0. [Tweet]

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