After internet and system attack, it seems WiFi based attack known as KRACK is wreaking havoc on the internet. The US government’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) has alerted the users about the latest WiFi attack, which targets the widely used WAP2 WiFi encryption protocol.
US’s CERT said, “Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to take control of an affected system,”. Further, in a security bulletin CERT added, “the flaw can open the door to hackers seeking to eavesdrop on or hijack devices using wireless networks.”
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According to the Belgian University KU, the KRACK attack the WiFi with the WPA2 security protocol, the KRACK gives an attacker a virtualkey to access any WPA2 network without the actual password and eavesdrop on your network traffic. Other than this, Android and Linux are the most affected operating system by the KRACK attack and, iOS, Windows, OpenBSD and macOS are reported as the affected WiFi capable devices.
On the attack, Apple confirmed that they have a fix in beta for iOS, MacOS, WatchOS and TVOS, and will be rolling it out in a software update in a few weeks.
“We’re aware of the issue, and we will be patching any affected devices in the coming weeks,” said Google
Further, Microsoft said “Microsoft released security updates on October 10th and customers who have Windows Update enabled and applied the security updates, are protected automatically. We updated to protect customers as soon as possible, but as a responsible industry partner, we withheld disclosure until other vendors could develop and release updates.”