Researches today have revealed a new exploit titled KRACK, which makes use of flaws and vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi security to allow attackers to monitor your activity.
If your device supports Wi-Fi, it is most likely affected.
These vulnerabilities would allow attackers to:
- Intercept Passwords
- Intercept Emails
- Intercept Credit Card Numbers
- Intercept Photos
- Intercept Website History
- Intercept Other Data Thought to Be Encrypted
- Possibly Install Ransomware
Update Your Routers and Operating Systems on Devices Used to Access the Internet
If browsing on a vulnerable access point, avoid using Wi-Fi and stick with a wired connection.
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