[Update: OmniROM too] LineageOS beats Google to the punch, fixes ‘KRACK’ WPA2 vulnerability in Android

Yesterday, security researchers published a paper on ‘KRACK,’ a security vulnerability in the WPA2 Wi-Fi protocol. I won’t re-explain how it works here (click the above link if you want to learn more), but almost every modern operating system and device that can connect to Wi-Fi is affected.

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[Update: OmniROM too] LineageOS beats Google to the punch, fixes ‘KRACK’ WPA2 vulnerability in Android was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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WPA2 Flaw Could Blow WiFi Systems Wide Open

A security flaw in WPA2, the security protocol for most modern WiFi systems, could allow an attacker to steal sensitive data including emails, credit card numbers and passwords, Researchers at Belgian university KU Leuven reported Monday. Depending on the network configuration, the flaw also could allow an attacker to inject or manipulate information in the system — for example, inject ransomware or other malware into websites being used. The weakness is in the WiFi standard itself, not in any particular products or implementations.
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LineageOS beats Google to the punch, fixes ‘KRACK’ WPA2 vulnerability in Android

Yesterday, security researchers published a paper on ‘KRACK,’ a security vulnerability in the WPA2 Wi-Fi protocol. I won’t re-explain how it works here (click the above link if you want to learn more), but almost every modern operating system and device that can connect to Wi-Fi is affected. This includes Android, and if you’re running Marshmallow or later, you’re especially vulnerable.

Google said that the fix for KRACK would arrive as part of next month’s security updates.

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LineageOS beats Google to the punch, fixes ‘KRACK’ WPA2 vulnerability in Android was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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Alleged ‘KRACK Attack’ vulnerability threatens to lay bare Wi-Fi WPA-2 security

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A set of six collegiate researchers are set to unveil details on a Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK Attack) for WPA-2 Wi-Fi security, which if legitimate can allow attackers to undermine encryption on any wi-fi connection utilizing the security method — including Apple hardware connecting to Airport Extreme and Airport Express routers. AppleInsider explains what it is, and how to cut down on the potential for attack until patches are rolled out.
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Apple confirms KRACK Wi-Fi WPA-2 attack vector patched in iOS, tvOS, watchOS, macOS betas

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AppleInsider has learned that Apple has rectified the "KRACK Attack" Wi-Fi WPA-2 exploit in "recent" macOS, iOS, tvOS, and watchOS betas — but was unable to confirm that a patch is coming for the AirPort series of routers.
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Major vulnerability discovered in WPA2 Wi-Fi security protocol, affects Android and pretty much everything else

If you read any tech websites besides Android Police, you may have already heard about ‘KRACK.’ That’s the name for a serious security vulnerability that affects virtually every device supporting Wi-Fi connections – including Android.

I’ll do my best to explain in a way that doesn’t leave you confused and/or bored. If you’re not familiar with how Wi-Fi operates, most locked networks use the WPA2 protocol for security. There are a few older standards, like WEP and WPA1, but they have largely fallen out of use due to the massive number of ways to break into them (especially WEP).

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Major vulnerability discovered in WPA2 Wi-Fi security protocol, affects Android and pretty much everything else was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android Police – Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets