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KRACK Looms Over Wi-Fi's WPA2 Encryption - Android and Linux More Susceptible Targets - P1

by Dimitrios Pavlakis | 4Q 2017 | IN-4783

Yesterday (October 16) news from technology circles broke out regarding a brand new spectrum of WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) encryption vulnerabilities. The acronym KRACK (Key Reinstallation AttaCKs) was used to collectively describe these recent Wi-Fi weaknesses. Attackers making use of the vulnerabilities can trick victims into reinstalling keys that are already in use thus manipulating and replaying handshake messages (i.e. they technically fall under the larger family of replay attacks).

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