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Release the KRACKen: flaw in Wi-Fi security leaves users vulnerable | Advanced Mobile Spy Software
A serious flaw in the wireless protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks has been discovered. How serious? If your device supports Wi-Fi, it is most likely affected. This feasible attack, dubbed KRACK, could abuse design or implementation flaws in the Wi-Fi standard, not some specific hardware. The KRACK attack, short for Key Reinstallation Attack, would allow a malicious actor within Wi-Fi range to insert himself into the network and intercept traffic between the device and the router. This means everyone using WPA2 (the protocol known as Wireless Protection Access 2) could be impacted to some degree. How impacted depends on multiple factors, but it ranges from traffic interception and decryption of encrypted data to injection of malicious traffic. Android and Linux are especially vulnerable to this attack, as they can be tricked into re-installing an all-zero encryption key allowing full visibility into the traffic. The good Attacks can be somewhat mitigated if the