You see this notification on the Trend Micro Home Network Security app:
Key Reinstallation AttaCK (KRACK) - WPA2 Vulnerability
Why did this happen?
Your WiFi connection is vulnerable to a Key Reinstallation AttaCK (KRACK).
What is Key Reinstallation AttaCK?
A Key Reinstallation AttaCK (KRACK) vulnerability allows attackers within range of vulnerable Wi-Fi enabled devices or access points to intercept passwords, messages, and other data.
What are its risks?
Attackers could steal information such as account credentials, messages, and confidential information.
What should I do next?
- Update Wi-Fi-enabled devices, routers, or the firmware of other hardware whenever possible. Alternatively, switch to Ethernet/wired connections until the vulnerabilities are patched.
- Use a Virtual Private Network, especially when remotely accessing corporate assets.
- Configure the service set identifier (SSID) in a way to lower the chance that strangers can discover the Wi-Fi connection/network.