Category Archives: Wireless Protocols

Wi-Fi Alliance Introduces Certified WPA3 Security Enhancements

The non-profit organization, The Wi-Fi Alliance, whose international network of members continues Wi-Fi technology, declared the inauguration of the certified WPA3 security enhancements on Monday. The latest version of the certified Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) protocol carries noteworthy enhancements in terms of verification and data security. It was unveiled this year in January.

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Millions of IoT Devices Perhaps Revealed To Z-Wave Threat

Researchers have determined that the Z-Wave wireless communications protocol, about more than 100 million Internet-of-Things devices is engaged, in flaw to security downgrade threats. Z-Wave, is a protocol mainly employed for home automation, practices low-energy radio waves for wireless communications over distances of up to 100 meters.

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Apple Company Secures Their Wi-Fi Devices from KRACK Threats

Apple Company recently released an ideal update concerning security and protection for their great many popular products. It has finally persevered their currently revealed WPA2 errors that permit the attackers to excerpt subtle information from their Wi-Fi traffic.

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They have released the fixes required for preventing and securing any KRACK threats being influenced against the users. It has been comprised in the updates for entire products of Apple enabled with Wi-Fi devices such as Macs, iPhones and iPads, Apple Watch and Apple TV.

Additional persevered flaws of note

Apple’s plan engine software element of choice with an excess of vulnerabilities in WebKit. It has been entirely secured in iCloud and iTunes for using them on Windows, Safari, iOS, and tvOS as well. The detected flaws could have been oppressed by attackers via maliciously created website content to attain random code implementation. Even, the Safari updates also contains fixes for two vulnerabilities. These can permit a malicious website for displaying an URL that should encourage the users that they are on a genuine website. Among additional flaws, the update of iOS fixes have two vulnerabilities. These could permit an individual with physical access to appropriate iOS device to access images or to read alerts from the lock screen.

The updating of macOS

The updating of macOS has been recognized as the most ideal and substantial.

It also comprises of several fixes for vulnerabilities. These fixes are available in several packages and libraries which are managed by the third parties, such as Apache, PCRE, Postfix, and Tcpdump etc.

Those third-party packages were being updated to the newer versions. Give below are other closed up holes are:

1. A vulnerability could permit a malicious Thunderbolt adapter in Apple File System (APFS) that can improve unencrypted APFS file system data.

2. Lot of code execution errors that can be generated with maliciously created files – mach binaries, archive files, font files, images, Office documents, etc.

There is an exciting side note among the fast-secured vulnerabilities. As, they are five flagged which are revealed by the Australian Cyber Security Centre and one of them by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ).