Wifi KRACK Attack – WPA Expoit Explained!! IS MY WIFI SAFE??

KRACK (“Key Reinstallation Attack“) is a severe replay attack (a type of exploitable flaw) on the Wi-FiProtected Access protocol that secures Wi-Ficonnections.

Affected hardware: All devices that use Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA).

Affected software: All operating systems that use WPA.

Discoverer: Mathy Vanhoef and Frank Piessens.

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Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef publicly disclosed a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption protocol today. Most devices and routers currently rely on WPA2 to encrypt your WiFi traffic, so chances are you’re affected. … The attacker can intercept some of the traffic between your device and your router.

How does KRACK break Wi-Fi security?

KRACK (short for, uh, Key Reinstallation AttaCK) targets the third step in a four-way authentication “handshake” performed when your Wi-Fi client device attempts to connect to a protected Wi-Fi network. The encryption key can be resent multiple times during step three, and if attackers collect and replay those retransmissions in particular ways, Wi-Fi security encryption can be broken.

Is Wi-Fi security being broken in the wild?

“We are not in a position to determine if this vulnerability has been (or is being) actively exploited in the wild,” Vanhoef says. US-CERT’s advisory didn’t include any information about whether KRACK is being exploited in the wild, either.

How the Key Reinstallation Attack (Krackworks. … This handshake happens when a client connects to a protected Wi-Fi network, and the access-point (a hardware device, such as a router, that lets Wi-Fi devices to connect to a network) will provide an encryption key that will be used to encrypt all the Internet traffic.

With the KRACK vulnerability publicized this week, anyone who uses a Wi-Fi-enabled device may be at risk for sharing unencrypted traffic with potential attackers who bypass WPA2 network security. The WPA2 security protocol is used by routers and devices to encrypt people’s activity.

Wireless networks (wi-fi)

How to Secure Your Wireless Network

Step 1. Open your router settings page.

Step 2. Create a unique password on your router.

Step 3. Change your Network’s SSID name.

Step 4. Enable Network Encryption.

Step 5. Filter MAC addresses

Step 6. Reduce the Range of the Wireless Signal.

Step 7. Upgrade your Router’s firmware

Tip:

Connect to your Secure Wireless Network.

Your wireless network will now be a lot more secure and intruders may have a tough time intercepting your Wi-Fi signals.

Who is Connected to your Wireless Network:

*It is also a good idea to turn off the router completely when you are not planning to use the computer for a longer period (like when you are out shopping). You save on electricity and the door remains 100% shut for wireless piggybackers.

**If you ever want to let a new device connect to your network, you will have to find its MAC address and add it to your router. If you simple want to let a friend connect to your wireless network one time, you can remove his MAC address from the router settings when he or she leaves your place.

Hope This Helps!

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