Kr00k Wi-Fi Encryption flaw affects more than a billion devices
A high-severity hardware vulnerability, dubbed Kr00k, in Wi-Fi chips manufactured by Broadcom and Cypress expose over a billion devices to hack. Cybersecurity researchers from ESET have discovered a new high-severity hardware vulnerability, dubbed Kr00k, that affects Wi-Fi chips manufactured by Broadcom and Cypress. The vulnerability could have a severe impact on the IT sector, the flawed chips are used in over a billion devices, including routers, smartphones, tablets, laptops, and IoT gadgets.
The Kr00k vulnerability, tracked asCVE-2019-15126, could be exploited by nearby remote attackers to intercept and decrypt some wireless network packets transmitted over-the-air by a vulnerable device.