Billions of Devices Open to Wi-Fi Eavesdropping Attacks


A serious vulnerability in Wi-Fi chips has been discovered that affects billions of devices worldwide, according to researchers. It allows attackers to eavesdrop on Wi-Fi communications.

The bug (CVE-2019-15126) stems from the use of an all-zero encryption key in chips made by Broadcom and Cypress, according to researchers at ESET, which results in data decryption. This breaks the WPA2-Personal and WPA2-Enterprise security protocols.

The vulnerable chips are found in smartphones, tablets and laptops (using Broadcom silicon) and in IoT gadgets (Cypress chips), including several generations of products from Amazon (Echo, Kindle),

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Source: ThreatPost