KRACK, Variant Of Wi-Fi Attack Can Potentially Affect All Devices.
Wi-Fi has become the part of our life just as much as food and clothing have; the new technologies like the Li-Fi are yet to be the mainstream while Wi-Fi, on the other hand, is Omnipresent. A new exploit dubbed KRACK has a way to take advantage Wi-Fi’s WPA2 vulnerability and use it steal information from the effected devices. This Wi-Fi attack could be carried out on any Wi-Fi enabled device.
Android to worry
The new Wi-Fi attack could be more easily performed on an Android device, and researchers say about 41 percent of all the android devices in the world are quite vulnerable to a much disastrous variant of the attack. Though it has been clearly mentioned that all Wi-Fi enabled devices should be considered vulnerable to this attack; there hasn’t been any immediate solution to the problem unless not using your Wi-Fi is an option for you.
The new Wi-Fi attack has been dubbed KRACK, Key Reinstallation Attacks: Forcing Nonce Reuse in WPA2. Researchers say there will patch released for all Wi-Fi clients until then we will have to continue using the WPA2 since WPA1 is slower and will still pose the same security issue while WEP’s security concerns are worse than anything else. No one has spoken anything about the real-life examples of such attacks, or if the malpractice is something that has been happening in the world outside.
Wi-Fi has been one of the most secure forms of the data transfer with the WPA2 in a commoner’s household; with its security at stake, it is high time for all the router makers and software giants to put out patches that would handle the business for us.
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