KRACK – A wireless network security vulnerability was recently discovered by independent researcher Mathy Vanhoef <[email protected]>. Exploitation of the vulnerabilities may ultimately allow attackers to read information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted. This can be abused to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos, and so on. The attack works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. Android and Linux are most susceptible to this type of man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack.
Many manufacturers and vendors have already released security updates to address this new vulnerability. As always, it is recommended to keep all your devices up-to-date, including smartphones, tables, desktops, laptops and any other wirelessly connected peripherals or hardware. Prysm’s Managed IT helps ensure your network and systems are protected by automatically installing the latest security releases.
Learn more about this security vulnerability on Forbes: Update Every Device — This KRACK Hack Kills Your Wi-Fi Privacy.