Kracking the latest health hack risk

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A Krack vulnerability sounds like something that’d send you straight to the ED. But it’s actually a security risk in the most common wi-fi protocol, WPA2, revealed last month by Belgian researchers.

The discovery made news across the world. Here at home, the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) issued a formal security alert about it.

KRACK refers to Key Installation Atta-C-K, an acronym so illogical it could almost have been the title of a clinical trial.

It requires a hacker to set up within range of a wi-fi,

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