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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 05:57 PM

Pixel won't get KRACK fix until December, but is that really a big deal?
Android never relied on WPA2 for security, so breaking it shouldn't matter much.

Ron Amadeo - Nov 10, 2017 2:50 pm UTC

In October, security researchers discovered a major vulnerability in a Wi-Fi's WPA2 security called "KRACK." This "Key Reinstallation Attack" can disrupt the initial encryption handshake that happens when an access point and a device first connect, allowing an attacker to read information assumed to be securely encrypted. It's possible to totally defeat WPA2 encryption using KRACK, allowing a third party to sniff all the Wi-Fi packets you're sending out. Any device that uses Wi-Fi and WPA2 is most likely vulnerable to the bug, which at this point is basically every wireless gadget on Earth.

See the full article at:
https://arstechnica....lly-a-big-deal/