Last Monday morning, news broke that a security protocol on which millions of WiFi devices reply on, is vulnerable to attack.
The vulnerability is being referred to as “KRACK” which stands for Key Reinstallation Attack. According to ZDNet, “the bug, knows as ‘KRACK’ exposes a fundamental flaw in WPA2, a common protocol used in securing most modern wireless networks. Mathy Vanhoef, a computer security academic, who found the flaw, said the weakness lies in the protocol’s four-way handshake, which securely allows new devices with a pre-shared password to join the network.”
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