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Serious KRACK exploit affects all Wi-Fi devices using WPA2 protocol

A newly discovered series of related vulnerabilities dubbed KRACKs (Key Reinstallation AttaCKs) that affect every device using WPA2 encryption could allow nearby attackers to intercept and steal data transmitted across a Wi-Fi network  Mathy Vanhoef, a security researcher at a Belgian university, uncovered KRACKs, which consists of 10 separate vulnerabilities, including a reinstallation of the pairwise encryption…
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Security firm releases tool to brute force routers

A Maryland security firm has released an open-source tool that can be used to exploit a vulnerability that permits the brute force hacking of wireless routers, connected using the WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) standard, to retrieve passwords.
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Unpatched Amazon Echo and Kindle devices prone to KRACK attacks Echo and Kindle devices were discovered last year to contain WPA/WPA2 protocol vulnerabilities that could potentially allow malicious actors to uncover keychains used to encrypt Wi-Fi traffic. The vulnerabilities, CVE-2017-13077 and CVE-2017-13078, are prone to Key Reinstallation Attacks (aka KRACK attacks), and were disclosed back in 2017 by a pair of Belgian researchers. In essence, they…
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Apple addresses KRACK exploits in iOS and macOS updates

Apple has finally addressed the KRACK vulnerabilities in its latest macOS High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, iOS 11.1, tvOS and watchOS . Discovered last month, KRACK (Key Reinstallation AttaCKs) is series of related vulnerabilities that affect every device using WPA2 encryption could allow nearby attackers to intercept and steal data transmitted across a Wi-Fi network. The latest iOS update includes…
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ROCA vulnerability threatens RSA encrypted devices on heels of KRACK scare

Less than a day after the KRACK vulnerability scare affecting all Wi-Fi devices using the WPA2 protocol security pros once again have their hands full to update patches for the ROCA vulnerability which could allow an attacker to circumvent RSA encryption. The vulnerability (CVE-2017-15361) infects vulnerable keys found in about 760,000 products from major vendors…
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From Interop: Securing Wi-Fi must be priority

As the use of Wi-Fi by businesses becomes more pervasive, IT departments must rethink their wireless security strategy to combat threats, a panel said Tuesday at the Interop conference in Las Vegas.
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