Key reinstallation attacks: my suggested readings

Release the KRACKen! Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef has discovered several vulnerabilities in the core of WPA2 protocol that could allow an attacker to hack into a Wi-Fi network and eavesdrop on the Internet communications. WPA2 is a authentication scheme widely used to secure WiFi connections: now the standard has been compromised …

BitCracker: open source BitLocker password cracking tool

A mono-GPU password cracking tool BitLocker is a full disk encryption feature included with Windows Vista and later. It is designed to protect data by providing encryption for entire volumes, using by default AES encryption algorithm in cipher block chaining(CBC) or XTS mode with a 128-bit or 256-bit key. BitLocker can …

Security flaws in VoLTE protocol allow an attacker to spoof numbers and track users

The research paper by P1 Security was presented last week in a security conference in France A team of researchers from security firm P1 Security has detailed a list of flaws in the VoLTE protocol that allows an attacker to spoof anyone’s phone number and place phone calls under new identities, …