KRACK attack allows eavesdropping on billions of WPA2 password protected Wifi devices and routers


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Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/krack-attack-allows-eavesdropping-billions-wpa2-password-protected-wifi-devices-routers-82847/

Belgian security researchers have found a critical leak in the wireless security standard “WPA2”, currently the most used encryption method for WiFi networks. The attack on the WPA2 encryption technology has been called KRACK, an abbreviation for Key Reinstallation Attacks.


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Last I heard was they had to be near someone wifi to be able to use this KRACK.

[quote]An attacker has to be physically close to the WiFi network in order to exploit the vulnerability and only internet traffic that doesn’t go over HTTPS can be spied on. More and more websites and apps use HTTPS connections, which add an additional layer of encryption, and can therefore not be eavesdropped on.[/quote]If you didn’t notice someone odd being near to long then you need to get out of your house more often. This would become obvious if there is a visitor that you see far to often that shouldn’t be there should “RING” a Bell if not then you deserve it.

[quote]This can be done by patching the router, or the devices that connect to it.[/quote]Knowing this problem most brand name Router companies are likely to fix this.