Artificial Intelligence (Master's)

Graduate School of Informatics - Faculty of Science

Major vulnerability in WiFi security WPA2

17 October 2017, 13:00:

On October 16, researchers of KU Leuven discovered serious vulnerabilities in WPA2, a protocol that is used by all modern protected WiFi networks.

The vulnerabilities in WiFi security relate mainly to operating systems for mobile devices, spanning Android to iOS and Windows to Linux.
The suppliers of these mobile operating systems are developing updates to resolve the vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, it is unknown as yet when they will be available.
Once the updates are released, it is vital to install them on your own mobile devices as soon as possible. Further details and instructions will follow at that time.

For more information about these security vulnerabilities, please visit the following websites:

Official websites:
paper:                  https://papers.mathyvanhoef.com/ccs2017.pdf
website:               https://www.krackattacks.com/

​Informative website:
media:                  https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/10/severe-flaw-in-wpa2-protocol-leaves-wi-fi-traffic-open-to-eavesdropping/

Published by  ICT Services

17 October 2017