WiFi Flaw allows attackers to intercept data and passwords



cozzy121

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As if the Ophelia storm wasn't bad enough, this flaw in WiFi encryption allows attackers to intercept and potentially modify data on WiFi networks.
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/10/severe-flaw-in-wpa2-protocol-leaves-wi-fi-traffic-open-to-eavesdropping/

The technical details:

https://www.krackattacks.com/

Errata Security: Some notes on the KRACK attack

Will read the above when I have some time, but is this different from the standard
"people too lazy to change their WIFI password when the router is 1st set up" issue?
 

jmcc

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Will read the above when I have some time, but is this different from the standard
"people too lazy to change their WIFI password when the router is 1st set up" issue?
Very different. This doesn't rely upon a user mistake or user created vulnerability.
 

cozzy121

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Very different. This doesn't rely upon a user mistake or user created vulnerability.
Thanks, I read what was posted, couldn't understand half of it but I am watching "Mr Robot" at the moment so I know the damage that hackers can do with android phones and an addiction to Demerol...
 


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