There's a hole in Wi-Fi security, and it affects the vast majority of Wi-Fi devices and networks. That very likely means your phone, your home wireless network, your wireless network at work -- everything. Belgian security researcher Mathy Vanhoef from the imec-DistriNet research group at the KU Leuven university has discovered a vulnerability in the WPA2 security protocol, used by nearly every Wi-Fi device out there. It allows an attacker to remotely extract decrypted data from a protected Wi-Fi network without knowing the password. SEE ALSO: Equifax may have been hacked again and it's not even funny anymore Called KRACK, the attack does not actually recover the victim's Wi-Fi password.
Oct-16-2017, 13:35:04 GMT