Researchers have uncovered a key flaw in WiFi networks called Key Reinstallation Attacks, shortened to Krack, which is affecting millions of WiFi networks and could let hackers steal credit card numbers and other sensitive information.
This WPA2 flaw could potentially affect almost every router, smartphone and PC in the world.
How does the WPA2 Krack attack work?
The hack works by disabling the encrypted security then creating a copy of your WiFi network, allowing them to see everything going on.
How do I stop the WPA2 Krack attack?
Tech companies are already working on patches to fix the security flaws – but, until you update your devices, you should take extra care when using the internet.
While you’re waiting for a patch, avoid using WiFi wherever you have an opportunity plug in to a network or stick to secure sites – designated by https at the start of the the web address.
Never download or open anything from a source you don’t 100% trust – and think twice before giving ANY personal info away online.