Saturday, May 18, 2024

Wi-Fi frag attacks put all mobile device users at risk

Recent studies have shown that all contemporary security protocols leave mobile device users vulnerable to Wi-Fi fragmentation and aggregation attacks – or frag attacks, reports Tech Xplore. Research indicates that while the design flaws may prove more challenging to abuse due to the need for user interaction or uncommon network settings, the vulnerabilities related to programming pose a more significant risk. Researchers revealed that the flaws originated with some of the first Wi-Fi protocol back in the mid-1990s, and that the flaws in programming exist in all mobile devices.

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