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18th September 2019 Issue no. 475
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KRACK attack - what to communicate
It was announced (Monday, 16 October, 2017) that the globally used WPA2 Wi-Fi security protocol has been broken. This standard is the most commonly used security standard used by Wi-Fi networks around the world. The attack targets (and breaks) the 4-way handshake that establishes the use of the unique encryption keys for that session.
The attack is called KRACK by it's author Mathy Vanhoef. The security community is still learning the details and understanding it's impact, so if you can hold off on communicating about it, we would recommend it until everyone has a more complete picture. Long story short, no need to panic. However, if you need to communicate something, here are some basics.
18th October 2017