Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and elementary OS All Patched Against WPA2 KRACK Bug

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

As you are aware, there’s a major WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access II) security vulnerability in the wild, affecting virtually any device or operating system that uses the security protocol, including all GNU/Linux distributions.

Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef was the one to discover the WPA2 bug, which affects the wpa_supplicant and hostapd packages on Linux-based operating systems, allowing a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information like credit card numbers, passwords, usernames, etc. with key reinstallation attacks (a.k.a. KRACK).

This security issues alone is extremely important, and it’s been documented over several CVEs, including read more)

From: Softpedia

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