In the world of technology, the main concern is about the security flaw. We don’t know when our devices get to spy and how. Recently, a new Security Flaw has been discovered which has affected more than a billion Wi-Fi Devices. The researchers have found a flaw which can be used to exploit devices which are connected to routers to decrypt Wi-Fi traffic and hack the data.
Billions Of Wi-Fi Devices Affected By A Security Flaw
So many devices have been affected by the security flaw. The cybersecurity has discovered the flaw which is named as Kr00k. This flaw disables the encryption which is used by password-protected Wifi. It allows hackers to spy on the network of your activity.
As per the reports, the flaw Kr00k -cve-2019-15126 is a severe problem in your Wifi encryption. All the devices which are affected by this flaw have made wifi chips.
This is the major issue as all the popular devices are using these Chips, from Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi and Amazon.
The devices which are affected by this flaw are Xiaomi Redmi 3S, Amazon Kindle 8th Gen, Amazon Echo 2nd Gen, Apple iPad mini2, and Apple MacBook Air Retina 13-inch 2018. There are other devices which are affected are iPhone 6, 6S, XR, Raspberry Pi 3, Google’s Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 6S, Samsung S4 GT-I9505 and S8.
However, it looks like brands have rolled out the security updates to fix the issue. All the users should make sure that they update their device to the latest software.
The research paper said,
“We also worked with the Industry Consortium for Advancement of Security on the Internet (ICASI) to ensure that all potentially affected parties – including affected device manufacturers using the vulnerable chips, as well as any other possibly affected chip manufacturers – were aware of Kr00k.”
The data of the person whose device is affected will be exposed, even if the user visits any website.