back to article Man the harpoons: The KRACK-en reawakens in updated WPA2 attack

The Belgian researcher who last year gave the world the KRACK attack has returned with what he says is a refined version of the vulnerability. KRACK was first disclosed roughly 12 months ago by Mathy Vanhoef of Flanders university KU Leuven. It was a protocol attack, meaning any implementations that followed the standard …

  1. EnviableOne Bronze badge

    Hey You Wireless vendors!

    Where are those WPA3 devices you promised the first time ....

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Hey You Wireless vendors!

      Where are they? The CIA, Homeland Security and GCHQ haven't signed off on them yet.

      1. Korev Silver badge

        Re: Hey You Wireless vendors!

        Not to mention the nice little chips from China too

    2. DougS Silver badge

      Re: Hey You Wireless vendors!

      I'm a bit worried by this claim the researcher makes:

      We show that the updated 802.11 standard is still vulnerable to reinstallations of the group key

      I hope "updated 802.11 standard" isn't referring to WPA3. Otherwise we need WPA4, or at least WPA3.1...

    3. Wolfclaw Silver badge

      Re: Hey You Wireless vendors!

      Already out there, WPA3 just needs vendors to update firmware.

  2. OliP

    hmm, i wonder where my pineapple is

    1. Version 1.0 Silver badge

      Just login via Wi-Fi and you'll find it ... or it will find you.

  3. Version 1.0 Silver badge
    Facepalm

    Bug fix?

    Sounds like the "bug fix" has been quite standard - bugs are more often moved somewhere else than fixed. They find the bug and then fix it, but don't bug-test the fix, "There's no need to test it again, I've fixed it."

  4. Joe W

    Mayo

    Wasn't that the Netherlands? In Belgium you get mussels with the fries, if memory serves me right. And some nice beer...

    Seems like I should drive over for a visit soon!

    1. bluezy
      Pint

      Re: Mayo

      No, that's Belgium all right. Dutch people eat their fries with a white sauce (frietsaus) that doesn't deserve to be called mayonnaise.

      1. A.P. Veening

        Re: Mayo/Frietsaus

        You are completely correct. If I wish to have real mayonaise with my fries, I make it myself.

    2. alexlawriewood

      Re: Mayo

      No, the Dutch have some sugary white thing called frietsaus. Mayonnaise and good beer are here ;)

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