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.