Wi-Fi Devices Vulnerable to KRACK Attacks: Your 10-Point Cheatsheet
Gadgets 360: Vulnerabilities in WPA2, a protocol used by nearly all modern Wi-Fi devices, leaves all Wi-Fi devices at risk of being snooped upon, a security researcher revealed on Monday. KRACK attacks make it possible “to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos” from any Wi-Fi device. Here’s what you need to know:
1. A security researcher by the name of Mathy Vanhoef has discovered serious vulnerabilities in WPA2, a protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks.
2. The vulnerabilities are exploited using key reinstallation attacks (KRACKs) that target Wi-Fi clients like laptops, smartphones, and smart home devices - any device that connects to a router using Wi-Fi, really. Full Article:
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