Some very bad news for anyone who uses Wi-Fi: Security researchers have found severe flaws in the Wi-Fi Protected Access II protocol (WPA2), the security protocol most commonly used to secure your data as it travels across a Wi-Fi network.
So yeah, this is bad.
All Wi-Fi devices are to some degree susceptible to the vulnerabilities making them ripe for data theft or ransomware code injection from any malicious attacker within range.
WPA2 protocol used by vast majority of wifi connections has been broken by Belgian researchers, highlighting potential for internet traffic to be exposed
There are possible KRACK attacks for most Wi-Fi enabled devices in use, including Android and Linux, not to mention a long list of embedded and Internet of Things devices. All of these devices need to be patched and it’s a painfully slow process when it comes to routers and IoT especially.
Fixing this issue is a matter of time, but speed is of utmost importance here, and much is at stake as almost everybody uses wifi signal secured by the WPS2 protocol every day on mobile dedvices. Think then just about IoT….. If you’re reading this, you’re in luck since Cisco Meraki has a fix to help you overcome this danger.