My earlier findings I shared last August about how having WiFi simply turned on, makes you vulnerable to exploitation, have been validated by new research work published by KU Leuven describing this new vulnerability as the KRACK Attack.
The Krack Attack was discovered by researchers Mathy Vanhoef and Frank Piessens of KU Leuven in Belgium.
They posted a white paper and a video demonstration their exploitation of an unpatched router.
This vulnerability is related to insecurities in the WPA2 encryption protocol used to protect most WiFi connections.
It is time to check to make sure your router has the latest firmware patches applied to protect your networks!
Numerous news reports detail further details about the broad impact of this vulnerability. Check out https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/krack-attack-security-flaw-puts-every-wi-fi-connection-risk-n811001 for more details.