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    Default Apple Makes iPhone Model Using China's WiFi Standard


    One of the main sticking points - other than its exorbitant price - blocking wider acceptance of the officially-sanctioned iPhone in China has apparently been removed: the national regulatory agency has approved a new phone compatible with China's own WAPI wireless standard. The government of China had blocked the sale of WiFi-enabled iPhones by China Unicom, though grey-market iPhones with WiFi have been available in China for some time.

    The Chinese government initially developed WLAN Authentication and Privacy Infrastructure (WAPI) purportedly as a way to overcome the flaws in Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), which was easily cracked by US law enforcement officials in about 3 minutes back in 2005. The Chinese standard was rejected by the International Standards Organization as the [ame]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS4[/ame] block cipher it was based upon was a Chinese military secret, so it could not be independently validated. Attempts to require that all foreign WLAN gear sold in China must implement WAPI almost touched off a trade war in 2004. The government did require in 2009, however, that all mobile devices sold in China must use WAPI. As a result, the iPhones officially sold by China Unicom since last year have not had WiFi capability.

    PCWorld noted today that the State Radio Monitoring Center website shows a Chinese government frequency-use application for a previously-unknown Apple phone with the designator A1303. The device, which shows GSM/WCDMA frequencies identical to the iPhone's, is listed as being WAPI-compatible. The network access license was granted April 26.
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    Lmfaoo cracked in 3 minutes. I find that to funny

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    china, just give up

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    Lmfaoo cracked in 3 minutes. I find that to funny
    cracked faster than a mac
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    This must mean if they use any security or protection it's on a gameboy level and just a toy.

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    yep, 3 minutes if you are kinda close to the AP and if it has the 64bit WEP encryption, the obe that almost all US routers have.

    I personally use wpa-psk (=

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    so, it's made in china...

    *********************ger

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prox View Post
    Lmfaoo cracked in 3 minutes. I find that to funny
    Why? I crack 'em faster than that on my Acer Aspire one (Atheros chipset for packet injection/ARP attack). "Too funny"

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    So I wonder if this was the model of iPhone that was originally thought to be a verizon iPhone? Didn't they find signs of a second iPhone in the file system of 4.0?

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    Wait, where in the article does it say the Chinese WEP was cracked in three minutes. It just says:
    At a recent ISSA (Information Systems Security Association) meeting in Los Angeles, a team of FBI agents demonstrated current WEP-cracking techniques and broke a 128 bit WEP key in about three minutes.

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    the SMS4 cipher was declassified in 2006...WAPI is a bit old it was developed in 2003...my guess it that WPA2 tops it

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