Severe WiFi security flaw puts millions of devices at risk

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    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    Severe WiFi security flaw puts millions of devices at risk - link to engadget
    "Krack Attack" allows hackers to steal credit cards, bank info and more.

     
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    Dngrsone One Serious Wiku

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    Yeah, it was a big topic of discussion at work this morning...

    One of the reasons I routed CAT 5e all over my house is for fear of this happening.

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    Wowsers. What can we mere mortals (read: non CS educated) do about thwarting this one?
     
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    Use a cable

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    So no more wireless laptop? Cable to the laptop that does official/retail tasks? What about wifi browsing with Apple devices, for example? Every router with WPA2 is newest Achilles heel to all wifi enjoyment? The last time I used CAT5 cable was to wire my son's dorm room in 2004.
     
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    Apple OS and BSD seem particularly vulnerable, though Android 6 appears to be worse.

    Keep in mind that so far, there is only a proof-of-concept, but this is one of those things that can't be fixed until WPA-3 is invented.

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    Oh. Joy. :vbfrown:
     
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    Windows and Google have announced they'll have a fix that will solve the issue for a majority of devices. Here's another article about what you can do: https://www.howtogeek.com/329671/yo...erable-how-to-protect-yourself-against-krack/

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    Less me guess: ignore?

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    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    No, don't ignore this; this is a serous concern. But it won't require a new encryption standard.

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