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Volume: 3 Issue: 11
(November 2017)

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wpa2 krack vulnerability risks organisations discovery significant security flaw revealed publicly 16 october 2017 security certification protocol

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WPA2 and the KRACK vulnerability: risks to organisations

The discovery of a significant security flaw - revealed publicly on 16 October 2017 - in the security certification protocol Wi-Fi Protected Access II (‘WPA2’), a protocol used by a large majority of Wi-Fi transmissions, is a timely reminder that security cannot be taken for granted. Liz Fitzsimons and David Cook, of Eversheds Sutherland, assess the risks to WPA2 networks from the discovered vulnerability, and the legal and technical issues that could arise from the vulnerability being exploited.

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