Key Reinstallation Attacks Breaking WPA2 by forcing nonce reuse

Researcher Mathy Vanhoef of imec-DistriNet hax found a critical flaw in the current WPA2 protocol. We discovered serious weaknesses in WPA2, a protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. An attacker within range of a victim can exploit these weaknesses using key reinstallation attacks (KRACKs). Concretely, attackers can use this novel attack technique to read information …

massive Equifax Hack blowback

of course you can “check yourself” at their site A team of lawyers, including former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes, has filed a class-action lawsuit against Equifax over the massive data breach that has compromised the personal information of more than 140 million U.S. consumers. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District …

Tractor Hacking

Motherboard takes a look into the now common practice that many of America’s farmers are getting into, Tractor Hacking. To avoid the draconian locks that John Deere puts on the tractors they buy, farmers throughout America’s heartland have started hacking their equipment with firmware that’s cracked in Eastern Europe and …