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Wi-Fi security software chokes on network names, opens potential hole for hackers

27
Apr
2015
Wi-Fi security software chokes on network names, opens potential hole for hackers

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A bug has just been announced in an open source program called wpa_supplicant. Many of us use this program on a regular basis, often without even realising it.

Android devices, for example, include it as part of the operating system distribution; support for Wi-Fi enabled devices on Linux almost always relies on it.

That’s because it’s software that deals with finding, connecting to, and authenticating against Wi-Fi access points that use WPA security.

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