Research

Quick rundown of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities

Yesterday, news broke about two new vulnerabilities, dubbed “Meltdown” and “Spectre”. The vulnerabilities are present in CPU chips produced by Intel, AMD, and ARM. To give you an understanding of the scope of the problem, almost every computing device you own - desktop computer, laptop computer, tablet computer, and even cell phone - relies on… Continue reading Quick rundown of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities

Research

WiFi KRACK vulnerability goes public

Early this morning, Mathy Vanhoef (@vanhoefm on Twitter), a Belgium-based researcher released his findings about a vulnerability in the WPA2 protocol. WPA2 is a widely-used encryption standard utilized in consumer and business WiFi networks. Vanhoef dubbed the vulnerability KRACK, short for “Key Reinstallation Attacks”. Vanhoef published his findings on a website, https://www.krackattacks.com The vulnerability allows an attacker… Continue reading WiFi KRACK vulnerability goes public