Some really disturbing facts have been released by the tech giants like Yahoo and Equifax, Claiming that the current WPA2 Wifi Encrypted protocol isn’t that safe anymore. It can be hacked quite easily. So using the wireless internet anywhere around the world is not safer as it was expected.
The reports claimed that the hackers can now easily access the data of the user, who is using already established secure WiFi connection at that time. and the most worrying report here is that it doesn’t depend on which device you are using. The hackers can still sneak through the whole system.
US-CERT has become aware of several key management vulnerabilities in the 4-way handshake of the Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) security protocol. The impact of exploiting these vulnerabilities includes decryption, packet replay, TCP connection hijacking, HTTP content injection, and others. Note that as protocol-level issues, most or all correct implementations of the standard will be affected. The CERT/CC and the reporting researcher KU Leuven will be publicly disclosing these vulnerabilities on 16 October 2017.
So we can’t be sure that this KRACK issue is get fixed early or we have to be at risk with millions of WiFi connections around the world. The best fix reported yet is the use of VPN (Virtual Private Network) and switching off your WiFi Connections and moving to a reliable Ethernet connection.
We are still looking in to more developments regarding this issue. Keep in touch.