Almost every Android device is vulnerable to a devastating Wi-Fi attack
A new breakthrough in the system could allow hackers to read data traffic between devices over Wi-Fi and even “inject” malware into websites. Increasingly is speaking on the topic of security vulnerabilities and seems devices on Android and Linux are among the most affected by this problem.
Researchers also claim that some attacks work against all modern Wi-Fi networks using WPA or WPA 2 encryption and that the weakness is in the Wi-Fi standard itself, which means that MacOS, Windows, and iOS are also affected.
Traffic data tracking allows attackers to read information that was previously believed to be safely encrypted without even having to break the Wi-Fi password. To be vulnerable, the device must be within reach of a malicious hacker who uses the ability to steal credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, pictures, emails, and other online information.
Android 6.0 and later versions contain a vulnerability that makes it “very easy to trap and manipulate traffic sent by these Linux and Android devices accordingly.” 41% of Android devices are vulnerable to the “extremely devastating” version of the Wi-Fi attack to manipulate traffic.
Hackers are able to “inject” malware into websites, and Android devices will require patches. Google says the company is “aware of the problem and will take all necessary measures in the coming weeks.”http://gizbrain.com/2017/10/17/android-devices-vulnerable-wi-fi-wpa2-attack/https://i0.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/attacks-wpa2-android.jpg?fit=900%2C506https://i0.wp.com/gizbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/attacks-wpa2-android.jpg?fit=210%2C118TECH NEWSAndroid,internet,security,Wi-FiA new breakthrough in the system could allow hackers to read data traffic between devices over Wi-Fi and even 'inject' malware into websites. Increasingly is speaking on the topic of security vulnerabilities and seems devices on Android and Linux are among the most affected by this problem. Researchers also claim...Michael K.Michael K.firstname.lastname@example.orgContributorMichael K. is a writer at GizBrain. Hi guys hope you have fun here as much as I do!GizBrain - Your Tech Brain