Wireless Security – KRACK WPA2 proof-of-concept exploit

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Early this morning, the SANS Internet Storm Center and other security sites shared proof-of-concept information for a new Wireless Security attack called “KRACK” (Key Reinstallation Attacks).   Some early links include: https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/WPA2+KRACK+Attack/22932/ https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/10/severe-flaw-in-wpa2-protocol-leaves-wi-fi-traffic-open-to-eavesdropping/ https://www.wired.com/story/krack-wi-fi-wpa2-vulnerability/ https://www.krackattacks.com/ https://papers.mathyvanhoef.com/ccs2017.pdf Researchers have disclosed a serious weakness in the WPA2 protocol that allows attackers within range of vulnerable device or access point to […]

Mozilla Firefox 56 – New features and security release

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Firefox 56 was recently released with new  features and security improvements https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox/#firefox56 Launched Firefox Screenshots, a feature that lets users take, save, and share screenshots without leaving the browser Added support for address form autofill (en-US only) Updated Preferences Added search tool so users can find a specific setting quickly Reorganized preferences so users can more […]

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