Today, a vulnerability was published about WPA2 encrypted networks, the most commonly recommended encryption method available to protect WiFi devices.
An attacker within wireless range of a victim can exploit these weaknesses using key reinstallation attacks (KRACKs). An attacker can use this attack technique to read information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted by the WPA2 encryption mechanism. The “Krack” method can be used to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, photos or any data sent via the wireless connection.
NB. Any WiFi enabled device is vulnerable – Apple, Android, Linux, BSD and Windows.
To ensure your wireless devices are secure, updates must be loaded as soon as they are available.
For more information about the KRACK vulnerability, click here.
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