KRACK, a WPA2 critical vulnerability, goes public today with millions of devices exposed
Information surrounding KRACK, a vulnerability in the WPA2 Wi-Fi protocol, was released today, sparking widespread concern about the vulnerability of networks, devices, and systems that all utilize the protocol. According to a Spiceworks poll, there is little confidence among IT professionals that vendors will resolve the vulnerability.
Both Apple and Microsoft say they have already patched the vulnerability, but concern still remains for the general public and other, less diligent vendors.
Until you are sure that both your device as well as those you are connecting to have been patched, “it might be in your best interest to disconnect from Wi-Fi if you are dealing with sensitive data and use other means of connecting to networks until you can fully patch your OSes, devices, and networking gear,” writes Mason Lerner of Spiceworks.
Want a full rundown of KRACK? Check out SpiceWorks’ briefing here, and follow all of their coverage here.