Fake news – KRACK

The method to break WPA2 on your wifi connections is real, but the hype (and inevitable radio ads to scare you into identity protection contracts) is not.


In order to compromise your Wi-Fi connection, the attacker has to be within wifi range, generally around 100 feet or less (although longer distance is possible with a government bad guy). They also have to stay around in order to monitor your internet traffic. A hacker in Bulgaria is not going hack into the light bulb in your bedroom and take pictures.

https:// traffic is protected by another level of encryption, and all things you do on the Internet are going to be encrypted. If some teenager in the parking lot does hijack your connection, you’ll notice the attack.

Probably not a coincidence, DHS just mandated that all government websites use secure http connections and encrypted and authenticated email.


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