Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Storage

Here's a thought. Now that 1TB drives are out (and larger ones are on the way), it is now possible for one system to hold the entire keyspace generated for multiple Rainbow tables. For users of certain applications (the pre-shared key (PSK) versions of WPA and WPA2), this is going to be bad news.

Expect to see a slight change in the "rules", like: actually treating your PSK like a password and periodically changing it (preferably the periodicity of change is less than theoretical amount of time it takes to generate the keyspace for that length of a key).