All Wi-Fi at risk from Krack attack

Security researchers have revealed that all Wi-Fi connections are potentially vulnerable to an unprecedented security flaw that allows hackers to snoop on internet traffic. The vulnerability, dubbed “Krack”, has been described as a “fundamental flaw” in wireless security techniques by experts. Apple, Android and Windows software are all susceptible to some version of the vulnerability, which is not fixed by changing Wi-Fi passwords.

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Commenting on this, Dr Gary McGraw, VP of security technology at Synopsys, said “The KRACK problem is unfortunately a prime example of a design flaw (as opposed to an implementation bug).  That’s why KRACK is so pervasive across chips and platforms.  Generally speaking, flaws have a much greater impact than bugs and are harder to fix.  Building secure software properly addresses both bugs and flaws in equal measure.”