A security weakness named “Krack Attack” was found in the popular WPA2 protocol used for Wi-Fi access on computers, tablets and smartphones. This would allow a hacker to spy on data sent via Wi-Fi under these conditions:
- The website currently being used is not secured (no https:// used in web address)
- The hacker is in range and connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Microsoft stated that it issued a security update on October 10th 2017 to fix this issue and should have been installed as part of standard Windows Updates .
The CERT Vulnerability Notes Database has logged this issue as Vulnerability Note VU#228519.
More information can be found at www.krackattacks.com.