Bad news for all fans of free Internet – WPA2 security protocol used by your Wi-Fi router and connected devices could be easily hacked. WPA2 security protocol is used by 90% of all Wi-Fi devices worldwide.
That’s very serious security flaw.
It means that hackers can connect to your Wi-Fi router or Wi-Fi device and obtain your Wi-Fi password, track your activity, spy on you, steal your credit card details data and other sensitive information.
A critical vulnerability of WPA2 encryption protocol allowing hackers to decrypt information transfreed over Wi-Fi was discovered by Mathy Vanhoef, a security expert and researcher at KU Leuven. He published details of attack ("KRACK" attacks) and recorded a demo on krackattacks.com website - "KRACK Attacks: Bypassing WPA2 against Android and Linux"
As this vulnerability does not rely on a specific brand or vendor implementation, practically any supporting Wi-Fi device is affected. WPA2 – is a standard encryption used by 90% of devices supporting Wi-Fi. So, this security issue may affect everybody.
Mathy Vanhoef wrote:
Our main attack is against the 4-way handshake of the WPA2 protocol. This handshake is executed when a client wants to join a protected Wi-Fi network, and is used to confirm that both the client and access point possess the correct credentials. In a key reinstallation attack, the adversary tricks a victim into reinstalling an already-in-use key. This is achieved by manipulating and replaying cryptographic handshake messages.
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