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Offline Maik

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Wi-Fi Krack Attacks
« on: Monday, 16 October, 2017 @ 21:52:03 »
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Every Wi-Fi network at risk of unprecedented 'Krack' hacking attack

Every Wi-Fi connection is potentially vulnerable to an unprecedented security flaw that allows hackers to snoop on internet traffic, researchers have revealed.

The vulnerability is the first to be found in the modern encryption techniques that have been used to secure Wi-Fi networks for the last 14 years.

In theory, it allows an attacker within range of a Wi-Fi network to inject computer viruses into internet networks, and read communications like passwords, credit card numbers and photos sent over the internet.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/10/16/every-wi-fi-device-risk-unprecedented-krack-attack-security/


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There is however, no reason to panic. It's patchable, the scripts to exploit devices are not in the wild, and many devices already received updates. You'll probably hear a lot over the next few days that WiFi is "broken beyond repair" but it's not entirely true.
https://char.gd/blog/2017/wifi-has-been-broken-heres-the-companies-that-have-already-fixed-it

From what I've read: Microsoft say they've issued patches for supported OS's, users who receive updates automatically should be patched; no news I've seen re Apple macOS; Linux patches available / soon available. Sounds as though Android users could get caught out. Not sure how it'll affect things such as modem/routers (or the IoT).