Researchers in the UK have successfully broken the previously unbreakable WPA2 Wi-Fi security protocol.
This is a major announcement because the WPA2 protocol is used in almost every Wi-Fi network, meaning countless computers, smartphones, “internet of things” devices, and others are vulnerable to attack.
Feynman Group has the following proactive suggestions for our customers and partners to avoid exploitation:
- This particular security risk is only available to the Wi-Fi coverage area. A potential hacker must be within range of your wireless network to take any action.
- Where possible, connect to the network using a network (Ethernet) cable instead of wireless.
- If you have Wi-Fi installed at your home or office, check with the manufacturer to see if/when an update may be available.
- Websites which are secured with HTTPS (such as Google.com) are generally still secure even when browsing over a public / vulnerable network.
- Some Wi-Fi vendors have already provided patches for this security issue, and many others will follow in the coming weeks.
Feynman Group, Inc.