Wi-Fi exploit puts nearly everyone at risk

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Your Wi-Fi may no longer be as secure as you thought. Researchers Monday morning revealed a breach that takes advantage of Wi-Fi vulnerabilities to allow hackers to see traffic between computers and wireless hubs, notably in the popular WPA2 security scheme, ArsTechnica reports. The hacker must be close to the Wi-Fi network to execute the hack, per IBTimes.

Why it matters: The WEP scheme has previously been hacked, and this is another reminder that Wi-Fi isn't always going to be secure. As Lee Munson, Security Researcher at emails, "The WPA2 encryption algorithm, which was thought to be rock solid, is so widespread in its use that its cracking potentially puts everyone at risk."