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Alert on Multiple Vulnerabilities Affecting Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) Protocol

Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 security protocol developed by Wi-Fi Alliance to enhance security of commonly used Wi-Fi networks,On 16th October 2017, researcher publicly disclosed multiple vulnerabilities found in WPA2 protocol [1], which may affect data confidentiality of users Wi-Fi connectivity in homes and offices,Devices with Wi-Fi connectivity using WPA and WPA2 protocols potentially vulnerable [2],After successful man-in-the-middle attack conducted on affected devices,attacker can exploit vulnerabilities to monitor, inject and/or manipulate users' network traffic,unauthenticated attacker within Wi-Fi proximity of targeted wireless Access Point and devices able to spoof network and force victim to connect to it instead of legitimate AP, done through  Key Reinstallation Attacks KRACK, which force cryptographic nonce reuse by retransmitting third message of  WPA's four-way handshake process to trick victim to reinstall  known key to attacker, allowing attacker to intercept traffic between affected AP and Clients and decrypt Wi-Fi packets.…………….Please Log in or Subscribe to view full details…..

 

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