It sounds like some new blues rock band, but it’s the latest in attacks against wifi technology. I mean, we all knew we weren’t really as safe as we pretended we were; sending data through the air is inherently leaky. That’s why radio works in the first place, but now the measures we thought gave us reasonable security, don’t.
- A new vulnerability affecting all WPA2 connected clients means an attacker could compromise clients even on password protected wireless networks.
- This targets client-side systems and is unlikely to affect routers except in bridged mode in some instances.
- Microsoft has already released a patch in their October 10th security updates.
- Apple is currently working on a patched release to be released on all MacOS, iOS and tvOS devices. AirPort routers are unaffected.
- HTTPS and VPNs continue to keep you secure as they always have and provide an effective mitigation technique.