What is it?
The Krack vulnerability as discovered by security researcher Mathy Vanhoef, is a “serious weakness” in the wireless security between your WiFi router/access point and your device(s). It could allow attackers to potentially steal data transmitted across a Wi-Fi network or worse access private information stored on your devices (e.g. credit card numbers, bank information, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos, etc.).
How it affects you?
This type of information can be used towards fraudulent activity or identity theft without your knowledge, such purchases, accessing banking or investment accounts. Depending on your network configuration or how you access websites, it can be used to infect a website by adding malware or ransom ware content.
What devices are affected?
This vulnerability affects all devices i.e. phones, tablets, laptops, etc. including those running operating systems from Android, Apple, Linux, OpenBSD and Windows. The good news is, manufacturers have already introduced updates that address this vulnerability.
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