The security layer that protects Wi-Fi networks has been cracked by hackers, potentially allowing them to listen to your communications on devices connected to the internet, research published Monday revealed.
WPA2 is a security protocol that protects modern Wi-Fi networks. Hackers have found a way to manipulate the cryptographic elements behind the security, according to Mathy Vanhoef of KU Leuven, a university in Belgium.
The issue is with the security standard itself rather than individual devices, but it can affect those devices that are connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Vanhoef found that operating systems such as Google's Android, Apple's iOS and Microsoft's Windows could all be affected.