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Severe WiFi security flaw puts millions of devices at risk

by: Steve Dent

Researchers have discovered a key flaw in the WPA2 WiFi encryption protocol that could allow hackers to intercept your credit card numbers, passwords, photos and other sensitive information. The flaws, dubbed “Key Reinstallation Attacks,” or “Krack Attacks,” are in the WiFi standard and not specific products. That means that just about every router, smartphone and PC out there could be impacted, though attacks against Linux and Android 6.0 or greater devices may be “particularly devastating,” according to KU Leuven University’s Mathy Vanhoef and Frank Piessens, who found the flaw.

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Google finds that security questions aren’t really secure

New Research: Some Tough Questions for ‘Security Questions’

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Five Computer Security Myths, Debunked By Experts

Five Computer Security Myths, Debunked by Experts


Some computer security myths and stories that keep getting passed around, even though they’re clearly not true. We sat down with computer security experts to separate fact from fiction.

Title image made using Maksim Kabakou (Shutterstock) and iadams (Shutterstock). Additional photos by Alexandre Dulaunoy, snurre86, woodleywonderworks, and Håkan Dahlström

We know there are still some computer security stories that everyday users continue to believe, even though they have either been long debunked, or because they keep getting spread around.

We sat down with computer security and forensics experts Frederick Lane and Peter Theobald to get to the truth behind some security myths we’ve all encountered on a regular basis.

Myth #1: No One Would Want To Hack Me, I Don’t Have Anything Worth Taking

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Stephen Colbert pitches own security solution at RSA Conference