Apple Patches WPA2 KRACK Exploit in Latest iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS Betas
As you are aware, there’s a security vulnerability in the wild affecting all devices that support and use the Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) security protocol, including those running Apple’s iOS, macOS, tvOS, or watchOS.
While difficult to exploit or patch, the WPA2 bug was publicly disclosed this morning by security researcher Mathy Vanhoef, and it would appear that it affects millions of devices worldwide, including wireless routers, smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, PCs, and all those modern, futuristic IoT (Internet of Things) gadgets.
Attackers can use a key reinstallation attack (a.k.a. KRACK) to exploit the WPA2 vulnerability in an attempt to decrypt your network traffic and steal sensitive information, including credit card numbers, passwords, usernames, etc. So all devices using the WPA2 protocol are at risk righ… (read more)