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

The research behind WiKI-Eve is a collaborative effort involving academics from two Chinese universities and one Singaporean university. Their findings reveal alarming statistics, with the attack achieving an impressive “88.9% inference accuracy for individual keystrokes and up to 65.8% top-10 accuracy for stealing passwords of mobile applications.”

One aspect that further exacerbates the issue is the prevalence of weak passwords. A separate study by SafetyDetectives reveals that 13 of the top 30 most commonly used passwords consist solely of numbers. This widespread use of numeric patterns in passwords makes it easier for attackers to compromise accounts.