Cybersecurity Alert: New Attack Puts Wi-Fi Passwords at Risk

A new cyber threat, ominously named WiKI-Eve, has emerged on the cybersecurity scene, and it poses a significant risk to Wi-Fi users by exploiting a vulnerability in modern routers built since 2013. This attack, with a staggering 90% success rate in most recent routers, is causing concern among researchers and cybersecurity experts.

WiKI-Eve targets a vulnerability in the beamforming feedback information (BFI) technology, which has been a part of our routers since the introduction of 802.11ac, also known as Wi-Fi 5. The attack method essentially allows cybercriminals to eavesdrop on the communication between a device and a Wi-Fi router, intercepting clear-text data.