Wireless connections for home and business Wi-Fi networks around the world are exposed to violations by hackers, because of a security vacuum, with the name ‘Crack’ (Krack), which was just discovered by Belgian specialists, who “broke” protection protocol WPA2.
Experts believe that most of the connections using widespread WPA2’s security protocol are in danger of being violated until the problem is corrected, according to the BBC and Guardian.
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The risk is particularly high for all operating systems: Android (especially version 6.0 Marshmallow), Linux, Apple iOS, Windows etc. Google spokesman said:
“We are aware of the issue and will protect any devices affected in the coming weeks.”
The US CERT (Computer Emergence Readiness Team) issued a warning.
For cyber-attack to be successful, according to researcher Matthew Vhanhoff of Leuven Catholic University, the hacker must be near the target device rather than at a distance. Therefore, every user is not vulnerable to remote attacks over the internet.
As Vanuhev said,
“Attackers can use this new attack technique to read information that until now was considered to be secured by encryption. They could thus capture sensitive data such as credit card numbers, emails, photos, etc. “.
Also, as the AMP transmits, the hacker could now import malicious software into the wireless network. On the other hand, secure site links (which show the lock icon on the web site) as well as virtual private networks (VPNs) are still safe.
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