If you want to keep your info safe in the post-KRACK world, these are the Android devices you need to be using. In October 2017, a big vulnerability with the WPA2 Wi-Fi standard was discovered. Referred to as KRACK, this is a vulnerability...Show More Summary
This is unexpected, but we're not complaining. This past October, a vulnerability with the WPA2 Wi-Fi standard (referred to as KRACK) was discovered – putting a tremendous number of Internet-connected devices and routers at risk. We've...Show More Summary
Android never relied on WPA2 for security, so breaking it shouldn't matter much.
Apple gave its mobile software a facelift when it released iOS 11 back in September, but bugs led the company to push out an 11.1 update a month later to protect user security from that WPA2 Krack vulnerability. Turns out that version introduced another set of squirrely issues, which has led Apple to release iOS 11.1.1 today. Show More Summary
Apple on Tuesday put out tvOS 11.1, a maintenance update for the Apple TV and Apple TV 4K that nevertheless includes one important addition: a fix for the KRACK WPA2 vulnerability in devices with Wi-Fi.
It came as something of a shock to learn recently that several hugely-popular security protocols for Wi-Fi, including WPA (Wireless Protected Access) and WPA2, were vulnerable to a key re-installation attack (pdf). A useful introduction...Show More Summary
A serious weakness has been discovered that endangers Wi-Fi users; the problem is in the WPA2 standard, not a specific device or network.
Recently, a major flaw in WiFi’s WPA2 protocol was revealed to the world. This flaw allows a hacker to peek at a user’s network traffic and learn information such as sensitive passwords and private information. It was given the nameShow More Summary
On 16 October 2017, a KRACK vulnerability was found in WPA2 – the most common method of security found in most wireless routers released since 2004. Its nature allows hackers to infiltrate a completely secure WiFi connection without the victim’s knowledge until it is too late for them to do anything about it. Show More Summary
On October 12, researcher Mathy Vanhoef announced a set of Wi-Fi attacks that he named KRACKs, for key reinstallation attacks. These attack scenarios are against the WPA2 authentication and encryption key establishment portions of the most recent set of protocols. Show More Summary
If you use a password protected Wi-Fi network, chances are you're using a WPA2 password. Most consumer Wi-Fi routers and connected devices have been using the WPA2 standard for years. And until this past week, WPA2 was pretty much considered safe, but now, experts are warning Wi-Fi users about......
How did a bug like krack fester in WPA2, the 13-year-old wifi standard whose flaws have rendered hundreds of millions of devices insecure, some of them permanently so? (more…)
Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef publicly disclosed a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption protocol yesterday that affects all devices that use WiFi. While we’ve listed many ways to protect yourself against KRACK, the best way to completely eradicate it from your network is to update all your WiFi devices. And some companies have been faster than others.… Read More
Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef publicly disclosed a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption protocol yesterday that affects all devices that use WiFi. While we’ve listed many ways to protect yourself against KRACK, the best way to completely eradicate it from your network is to update all your WiFi devices. Show More Summary
Yesterday, we learned about KRACK (or Key Reinstallation Attack) – a security flaw in the WPA2 protocol, which could see an adversary break the encryption between a router and a device, allowing them to intercept and interfere with network traffic. Show More Summary
The "unprecedented" issue affects anyone using WiFi.
Apple has already whipped up an antidote to the glaring WPA2 encryption protocol vulnerability affecting Wi-Fi routers across the board. But there is one catch: the solution is currently only available as part of the latest beta version for iOS, 11.1 Developer beta 3. Show More Summary
NEWS YOU CAN USE: These are the router makers that have patched KRACK WPA2 Wi-Fi flaws. Ubiquiti is on the list, and I use and highly recommend their Unifi line of wifi gear.
WiFi routers are now vulnerable to hacking & malware implantation, because a major wifi security protocol associated with WPA2 has been breached! The post Beware! WiFi Security ‘Kracked’ Globally; Every Wifi Router Open To Hacking! first appeared on Trak.in. Trak.in Mobile Apps: Android | iOS.
A cryptography expert weighs in on how the bug managed to lurk in WPA2 without detection.