SAN FRANCISCO—Encryption is great for protecting data in transit, unless that data is encrypted in all zeroes.
Unfortunately, that’s exactly what a newly revealed Wi-Fi chip vulnerability does, according to ESET researchers, who disclosed the flaw yesterday at the RSA Conference here.
The vulnerability puts more than 1 billion consumer devices at risk, including Apple iPhones, iPads, and Macs, Amazon Echoes and Kindles, Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets, Raspberry Pi 3s, older Google Nexus phones, and some Wi-Fi routers made by Asus and Huawei.
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This story was originally commissioned by Tom’s Guide. Read the full story here.