Wifi has been hacked: Later today, cyber security experts will reveal how they did it

Wifi has been hacked: Later today, cyber security experts will reveal how they did it

Cyber security experts have found a vulnerability in wifi which means hackers could listen in on communications between your devices and your router, according to reports.
The vulnerability is around wifi protected access II protocol, or WPA2, a way of protecting wifi networks using a method of encryption known as pre-shared key (PSK) authentication.

Technology site Ars Technica said the researchers who found the vulnerability will reveal later how they did it, but it is thought to be associated with the so-called four-way handshake which is used to encrypt traffic between a device (ie. your smartphone or laptop) and the router.

Before communications are sent via a wifi connection, the four-way handshake ensures the connection is secure via confirmation steps known as handshakes. It is thought the researchers have found a way to substitute one of those steps using a message which breaks the encoding entirely.

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