The ‘Krack Attack’, WiFi’s WPA2 encryption protocol flaw is nothing short of frightening, but if you’re using a recent Windows PC, you should feel relatively safe. According to The Verge, Microsoft has released a patch that fixes the vulnerability on all supported versions of the Windows.
“We have released a security update to address this issue,” says Microsoft. “Customers who apply the update, or have automatic updates enabled, will be protected. We continue to encourage customers to turn on automatic updates to help ensure they are protected.”
According to the researchers report, Android and Linux devices are the most affected by the vulnerabilities. Keeping that in view, Google has also promised a fix “in the coming weeks.” Google’s Pixel devices will be the first to receive fixes on November 6, 2017.
As for other platforms, Apple hasn’t said anything yet. The issue is already in hand and what’s needed to be done is already known. So, the main concern is whether or not the updates arrive in a timely manner.