Below is an article and link to a very informative video from our technology partner – WatchGuard. Article and Video by WatchGuard Chief Technology Officer, Corey Nachreiner.
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-biQTSUk0Lc
In the early 2000s, you probably remember when researchers discovered some vulnerabilities that put the nail in the coffin of Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), a security protocol used to protect Wi-Fi communications. Essentially, this WEP vulnerability meant that attackers could quickly crack WEP encryption, and see all your wireless traffic. At the time, this flaw caused a major uproar, and forced the industry to design a new Wi-Fi security protocol, Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA).
Unfortunately, a Belgian researcher has found a number of vulnerabilities in WPA2’s 4-way handshake. Like the WEP issue, these flaws could allow wireless hackers to decrypt your employees’ Wi-Fi communications. The good news is, unlike the WEP vulnerability, you can patch these WPA2 problems. Watch today’s Daily Byte video to learn a bit more about the Krack WPA2 attacks, and what you can do about them.