October 17, 2017
Google and Apple have promised to update the software that caused severe flaws in Wi-Fi home technology networks, leading to one of the biggest security scares of the year.
Computer security experts were on high alert yesterday after it emerged encryption algorithms designed to protect people’s privacy online have been cracked.
The incident, described as ‘unprecedented’, led technology companies to rapidly issue updates – although it seems many could have known about it for weeks.
News of the vulnerability, known as Krack, or Key Reinstallation Attacks, emerged after experts from the Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven, Belgium, announced they would be releasing their findings to the public.
They found cyber criminals within physical range of any WPA2 protected wireless router – which includes almost all home users – can spy on your every move online.
This article was posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7:07 am