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Vendors patch wi-fi flaws that could be used to attack home networks – iTnews

‘FragAttacks’ detailed after nine months of behind-the-scenes work.



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A security researcher has uncovered 12 vulnerabilities in the 802.11 wi-fi standard that are said to affect “every wi-fi product” in some way, with major vendors starting to release firmware updates.
The flaws have all been assigned Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) identifiers, and the researcher that uncovered them, Mathy Vanhoef, grouped them as fragmentation and aggregation attacks, or ‘FragAttacks’.
“An adversary that is within radio range of a victim can abuse these vulnerabilities…

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