Security Vulnerability Discovered in Wi-Fi Networks

by Scotty McConnell

Posted on 2017-10-16 23:53:55


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wifi-security-vulnerabilityResearchers 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.

 

For more information or further assistance, please reach out to our technical support team at support@feynmangroup.com or call (541) 342-5531.

 

Thank you,

Feynman Group, Inc.

(541) 342-5531

support@feynmangroup.com

 


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