WPS vulnerability puts wi-fi networks at risk

US-CERT has released a report on a vulnerability in Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), a feature that makes it easier to set up wireless networks and devices, but – it turns out – can also expose them to the risk of an attacker gaining full access to the network by using a brute force attack to discover the PIN.

WPS is a feature on many of today’s wireless devices so researchers say millions of devices could be affected and it could take a long time to fix them all. Meanwhile, the solution is simple: disable WPS.

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