WPA2 protocol used by vast majority of wifi connections has been broken by Belgian researchers, highlighting potential for internet traffic to be exposed

The security protocol used to protect the vast majority of wifi connections has been broken, potentially exposing wireless internet traffic to malicious eavesdroppers and attacks, according to the US government’s cybersecurity group.

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (Cert) issued a warning last night in response to the vulnerability in the wireless security protocol WPA2. More details are to do be released at 1pm BST today.

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