Security KeyA new Wi-Fi exploit on the WPA2 protocol has been found with Android and Linux users being the most vulnerable. The proof-of-concept exploit is known as a Key Reinstallation Attack or KRACK. The attacker can read your data in an unencrypted form even if it is encrypted, meaning that your passwords, user names, credit card and other information you put in are discovered.

According to researcher Mathy Vanhoef, of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium “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. 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 other malware into websites.”

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