Newsweek: Krack WiFi Hack: Google, Apple and Microsoft Scramble to Fix WPA2 Vulnerability

October 17, 2017 — Krack WiFi Hack: Google, Apple and Microsoft Scramble to Fix WPA2 Vulnerability

Lisa Baergen, Director at NuData, comments the significance of the recent Krack WiFi security vulnerability in this Newsweek article.

Apple, Google, Microsoft and other technology firms have been rushing to address issues relating to the Krack WiFi security vulnerability—a flaw that puts any person using wireless internet at risk of being hacked.

Technology firms acknowledged problems with the WPA2 encryption used on all modern WiFi routers, with some announcing that they had already patched the Krack WiFi exploit prior to it being disclosed by cybersecurity expert Mathy Vanhoef on Monday.

“Microsoft released security updates on October 19 and customers who have Windows Update enabled and applied the security updates, are protected automatically,” the company said in a statement.

“The security industry will chase vulnerabilities for the foreseeable future, and bad actors will continue to find and exploit new ones,” Lisa Baergen, director at NuData Security, said in a statement.

“In the short term, consumers must vigilantly manage their router patches and settings, and organizations must tune their defenses. Ultimately, the only way to break this otherwise endless cycle is for organizations to fundamentally de-value stolen consumer data by stripping it of its usability.”

For the complete article, go here.