News Alert: Your WiFi networks are endangered to hacking


Your WiFi networks are endangered to hacking according to researchers.

There has been noticed a potentially strong security flaw in the security that aims to protect your WiFi from hackers.

The WiFi security breach means attackers can have access to your credit cards details, messages and photos etc.

All operating systems and advance devices are at risk including Apple, Windows, Android, and Linux etc.

“The weakness was found in the security protocol WPA2, and is being referred to as a KRACK attack, referring to the “key reinstallation attack” that was used,” Business Insider wrote.

Following the news, The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team issued a warning:

US-CERT has become aware of several key management vulnerabilities in the 4-way handshake of the Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) security protocol. The impact of exploiting these vulnerabilities includes decryption, packet replay, TCP connection hijacking, HTTP content injection, and others. Note that as protocol-level issues, most or all correct implementations of the standard will be affected. The CERT/CC and the reporting researcher KU Leuven, will be publicly disclosing these vulnerabilities on 16 October 2017.

According to researchers, 41% of android phones are vulnerable to hacking, but the problem can be overcome with a passage of time. Of course, the new updates will take time to come in action.

Proper measures will be taken on November 1st happening at a Security conference in Dallas to discuss about the “Key Reinstallation Attacks: Forcing Nonce Reuse in WPA2” until then keep yourself updated by following the official KRACK alerts.

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