Krack Wi-Fi network breach can affect you if you are using Wi-Fi and if you live in this day and age then it is most probable that you are using Wi-fi on more than a couple of devices. Researchers have found that the Krack Wi-Fi network breach cannot only hack networks but devices that are connected to those networks as well.
With the internet of things being the future, more and more devices are connecting to the internet, these include your fridge and AC. While these devices might not provide hackers with much information, your computer, laptop or mobile could hold sensitive information that could be used against you. HTTPS has made it harder to read what is being sent over the internet but even that can be bypassed.
According to security researcher Mathy Vanhoef:
“This can be abused to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos, and so on. The attack works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks.”
He mentioned that if your device used Wi-Fi then it is most likely that it has been affected and in today’s day and age almost every gadget connects to the internet including our smartphones and PCs. Gaming consoles also connect to the internet and hence could also be affected. Vanhoef has requested manufacturers of these devices to release a patch that will solve the problem.
You should install these patches as soon as they are made available. It has been noted that Android devices are the ones that are the most vulnerable as they are not updated frequently and the patch could take some time to arrive for your device if you are using Android. You can check out more information here.
It is nice to know that this issue can be patched and all we have to do is wait for the companies to release the patches so that consumers can be made safer. Talking about hacking, more than 150,000 hackers have been banned in PUBG.
Let us know what you think about the Krack Wi-Fi network breach and whether or not you have been affected.