Statement about the Wi-Fi security flaw "Krack"

Posted in: Computing Services

Researchers have published a Wi-Fi security flaw they have called “KRACK” that affects modern protected Wi-Fi networks and could be abused to steal sensitive information unless it was protected by additional encryption.  The University is currently examining the impact of this issue on the Wi-Fi network across campus, as a matter of urgency.  As a result, there will be updates to the Wi-Fi network over the coming days as patches from our suppliers become available, which means there will be brief interruptions to Wi-Fi connections.

To limit the attack and protect your data and devices, you should update affected products as soon as security updates become available.  Note that if your device supports Wi-Fi, it is most likely affected. 

We will keep you informed of any developments.

A more detailed explanation can be found on the krackattacks website.

 

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