What does the WPA2 vulnerability mean for IoT

What does the WPA2 vulnerability mean for IoT?
What does the WPA2 vulnerability mean for IoT?

Researchers at a Belgian University earlier this week revealed the discovery of a break in the security protocol used to protect the vast majority of Wi-Fi connections (WPA2 based).  Mathy Vanhoef of imec-DistriNet, KU Leuven University, released his findings explaining that an attacker within range of a victim can exploit these weaknesses using key reinstallation attacks (KRACKs) 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, and photos.

Vanhoef stressed that “Depending on the network configuration, it is also possible to inject and manipulate data. For example, an attacker might be able to inject ransomware or...






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