17 Oct 2017

Krack Attack: The new Wi-Fi security Breached and all you need to know

Guys there is a new security breach in town and its coming for your devices that are Wifi enabled. 

Every single Wifi enabled device (every single smartphone, wireless access point, and WiFi-enabled laptop) is vulnerable to this attack due to a fundamental flaw with WPA2(Wireless Protected Access v2). 

This new vulnerability known as KRACK can allow attackers to intercept Wi-Fi connection between devices and wireless access points to read safely encrypted information. Hackers don’t need to even crack a Wi-Fi password to achieve this. The Bad news, "41 percent of all Android devices are vulnerable to this attack".

How KRACK Works:
KRACK that takes advantage of vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi security to let attackers eavesdrop on traffic between computers and wireless access points. WPA2 (the popular authentication scheme used to protect personal and enterprise Wi-Fi networks) protocol can be manipulated into reusing encryption keys to launch the KRACK attack.

The Outcome:
Attackers can view and compromise your encrypted traffic, inject ransomware code, hijack your credentials, and steal sensitive information like credit card numbers, passwords, emails, photos, and more.

So, "If your device supports Wi-Fi, it will likely be affected".

Read more on KRACK Attacks Here