On May 11th, 2021, Mathy Vanhoef (New York University Abu Dhabi) published a new paper on a number of vulnerabilities he has discovered within the base 802.11 protocol (802.11 is the standard that Wi-Fi is built on). Mathy is not new to the world of Wi-Fi research, having published previous papers you might have heard of. KRACK in 2017 with 10 unique vulnerabilities with WPA2-PSK and then Dragonblood in 2019 with an additional 14 unique vulnerabilities with WPA3-SAE. For this report, known as “FragAttacks”, Mathy has focused not on the encryption used to secure Wi-Fi communications but on the way that stations (both APs and client devices, or “STAs”) handle breaking down and then reassembling the data they are sending over the air.
Read the full FragAttacks report from Mathy Vanhoef
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