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New Wi-Fi Encryption Vulnerability Affects Over A Billion Devices

New Wi-Fi Encryption Vulnerability Affects Over A Billion Devices,
Information security researchers uncovered a new hardware vulnerability in the widely-used Wi-Fi chips manufactured by companies today — apparently powering over a billion devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops and routers.

The flaw, dubbed 'Kr00k’ could let nearby remote attackers intercept and decrypt some wireless network information transmitted over-the-air by a vulnerable device.
Not only that, the attacker does not need to be connected to the victim's wireless network and the flaw will still work against vulnerable devices using WPA2-Personal or WPA2-Enterprise protocols.

As we previously reported about The Difference Between WEP, WPA, and WPA2 Wi-Fi protocols in another article,
Even if you know you need to secure your Wi-Fi network (and have already done so),
you probably find all the security protocols little bit confusing and you should read it in order to protect your network better.
Kr00k Wifi Vulnerability
Now you might be wondering what the Kr00k attack then let attackers do?
First thing you should know, It doesn't let attackers know your Wi-Fi password, and also changing it wouldn't help you patch the issue.
It doesn't affect modern devices using WPA3 protocol, the latest Wi-Fi security standard. (Go read our article about Wi-Fi protocols).
A successful attack makes the connection to the encrypted Wi-Fi as same as what you'd have on an open Wi-Fi network. and because of that,
what sensitive information attackers can capture from a vulnerable device is endless.

Do you wish to protect your network from attackers or malicious actors? contact us now. and our Wi-Fi Penetration Testing team will contact you shortly.

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