Earlier today we reported a new vulnerability in the Wi-Fi WPA2 security protocol which allowed hackers to easily gain access to WiFi routers. Going by the name of KRACK, it created a stir everywhere since almost every individual or organization uses WPA2 protocol.
The attack works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. Depending on the network configuration, it is also possible to inject and manipulate data. For example, an attacker might be able to inject ransomware or other malware into websites.
-The researchers who discovered the vulnerability.
While firms are already rushing in to fix the vulnerability, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to MSPU that the company has already issued a patch for the vulnerability, and users with automatic updates enabled will be protected from attacks that try to take advantage of the vulnerability:
We have released a security update to address this issue. Customers who apply the update, or have automatic updates enabled, will be protected. We continue to encourage customers to turn on automatic updates to help ensure they are protected.
While Windows users don’t need to worry, a major part of users are on Android and considering the time Google takes to roll-out updates, it’s concerning from a security standpoint. Apple is yet to give its official statement on the matter and the ETA on the update to fix the vulnerability.