2017 October

Infineon

17 Oct: ROCA

The encrypting chip from Infineon Technologies AG, widely used in Acer, Asus, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, Toshiba and Chromebooks, has a highly critical vulnerability. Attackers that get a hold of machines with the TPM chip will be able to easily decrypt the machine and the associated keys.
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16 Oct: KRACK

It has now been uncovered critical vulnerabilities in the WPA2 encryption protocol for Wifi. The vulnerability makes it possible for attackers to listen into the traffic between machines and access points. The Proof of concept vulnerability is called KRACK, short for “Key Reinstallation Attacks”.