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Help Wanted: What Is the Pattern in These New WEP Keys?

Can you see the pattern?

ESSID
ESSID in Hex
BSSID
KEY

MCFVC
23CB158
0021636A7177
F8AA1AABA2

H47MD
1B6B095
001D19E2A557
BFD896F9D4

Q36G7
29C9D67
0021632D31E3
BCD77B3755

UX78G
31880E0
0024d2682944
18DD3AB249

These key pairs were graciously provided by Eric Betts. They do not conform to my existing WEP key calculator.

Maybe Verizon wised up and made them random? The previous correlation was dead obvious, but this one I can’t see.

Of course, I am only a wannabe cryptologist :)