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Wi-Fi security bug could leave about everyone vulnerable

Postby ZX81v2 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:34 pm

October 17, 2017 - 1:51am

A security flaw in the WPA2 standard used to protect Wi-Fi connections may make just about every wireless network in the world vulnerable to attack. Discovered by security researcher Marthy Vanhoef and initially teased some 50 days ago, the bug is called the KRACK, or Key Reinstallation Attack and breaks WPA2 by forcing it to reuse keys used for encrypting the connection.

This is a bug that was predicted by some security researchers in 2016, according to Gizmodo. At the time they suggested that it would be possible to predict the WPA2 security key because of a weakness in its number generation. By spamming a network with authentication requests, a hacker could look at all the responses and draw a conclusion about the content of the keys, thereby breaking its protections.

Because of the wide use of WPA2 security on just about every home and business network device all over the world, this creates a real security headache for everyone. Not only are routers and switches affected though, but there are millions upon millions of internet of things devices which will be much harder to update to fix this problem.

The hope is that with Vanhoef's delay in publishing the viability of the bug, it's possible that security researchers and hardware manufacturers have already created updates that will soon roll out to their products worldwide.

Of course, there's also a possibility that that's not the case and that this could be the end of days for the WPA2 standard. In the past, the WEP encryption method was cracked to the point where it became useless and was superceded by WPA and WPA2 in subsequent years. It may be that we need a new standard now that this one has been proved far less effective.

Moving forward, at the very least you should get ready to update your router's firmware, as it's possible your manufacturer will have a patch in the very near future.


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This is fekking insane...
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Re: Wi-Fi security bug could leave about everyone vulnerable

Postby erik1977 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:45 pm

WiFi is and always has been a security issue. But further than that he internet itself is a security issue. Let's not kid ourselves here. :D
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Re: Wi-Fi security bug could leave about everyone vulnerable

Postby MisterXiado » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:51 pm

If you cared about security, you wouldn't be using a processor newer than a Core 2 series, wouldn't be using wifi, and wouldn't have "secure" equipment connected to the Internet.
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Re: Wi-Fi security bug could leave about everyone vulnerable

Postby Berzerk » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:02 am

Nothing is safe there is always a way around any security. Anyone who believes that anything is secure is just delusional.
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Re: Wi-Fi security bug could leave about everyone vulnerable

Postby 607jf » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:15 am

I mean someone proved you can put a virus on the Bios of a motherboard.
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Re: Wi-Fi security bug could leave about everyone vulnerable

Postby UnholyArceus » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:13 am

i don't get it...
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Re: Wi-Fi security bug could leave about everyone vulnerable

Postby acr250rider » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:18 am

No big Surprise. Everything is made to be hacked. Also when are they going to Hack the Ps4 and Xbox One? Successful hacks!
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Re: Wi-Fi security bug could leave about everyone vulnerable

Postby pirate_tar » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:35 am

COMING TO YOUR CITY SOON !
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Re: Wi-Fi security bug could leave about everyone vulnerable

Postby OldReckless » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:44 am

"Windows Messenger has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

Turned on my rig about 20 minutes ago, and that's what greeted me when it booted... Yeep! It's started! :lol:
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Re: Wi-Fi security bug could leave about everyone vulnerable

Postby scorpNZ » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:44 am

I pity the fools that use wifi ! (said with Mr T Voice)

Edit: PC World reports you'll be fine if you have updated.As MS released a patch
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Re: Wi-Fi security bug could leave about everyone vulnerable

Postby 607jf » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:59 am

Also remember the whole dell manager thing. so if you had a dell with the remote service app built into the bios for I.T some sneaky person figured out how to use it without a username and password! keep in mind THIS IS BUILT INTO THE BIOS!! so they have full control over your pc. and the worst part is to fix it you have to go hunting for the bios patch and hope it doesn't break your pc.


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Re: Wi-Fi security bug could leave about everyone vulnerable

Postby Nigohr » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:49 am

Well, another reason to force people to connect via ethernet...and for those who got an android device, iphone, airbook ecc..(meh ) i'd suggest to obtain an ethernet adapter, otherwise GTFO my house :D
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Re: Wi-Fi security bug could leave about everyone vulnerable

Postby oldxbox75 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:59 am

In the words from the Movie Hackers...
HACK THE PLANET !
Maybe the movie is too close to reality and it is some major flaw deliberately left in in so Government can Hack in to your system...
Time To Hack Back and Stop Them All.!!!
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Re: Wi-Fi security bug could leave about everyone vulnerable

Postby PlayDoh003 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:34 pm

I don't know that you can refer to the "Hackers" movie and the word "reality" in the same sentence... :lol:

But alas, I love the movie even today for the Cyber-fantasy that it was. Anyone who continually critiques the movie for not being "realistic" does not appreciate its artistic value.
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Re: Wi-Fi security bug could leave about everyone vulnerable

Postby FFTHEWINNER » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:25 pm

Interesting and intriguing.
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