Saturday, July 04, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta Revealed
U.S. In Running out Of IP Addresses
Uber Suspends UberPOP in France
Casio To Enter The Smartwatch Market
GELID Has A new Low-profile CPU Cooler for Intel LGA115x
Sharp Plans to Release Transparent LCDs
ARCHOS Unveils the ARCHOS 50d Helium
July 29 Won't Be The Day You'll Get Your Windows 10 Upgrade
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > Mobiles > Windows...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Windows Phones Open to Wi-Fi Authentication Protocol Security Weakness


Microsoft has warned that a vulnerability in Windows Phone operating systems could allow hackers to access your passwords when connected to rogue Wi-Fi hotspots.

In a new security advisory, Microsoft aknowledged a public report that describes a known weakness in the Wi-Fi authentication protocol known as PEAP-MS-CHAPv2 (Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol with Microsoft Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol version 2), used by Windows Phones for WPA2 wireless authentication. In vulnerable scenarios, an attacker who successfully exploited this issue could achieve information disclosure against the targeted device.

Microsoft is not aware of active attacks or of customer impact, at least for now.

To exploit this issue, an attacker could gain information disclosure of a victim's domain credentials from the targeted device. An attacker could re-use a victim's domain credentials to authenticate the attacker to network resources, and the attacker could take any action that the user could take on that network resource.

There is no security patch available for this, but Microsoft suggests that you enable the certificate verification process before executing the PEAP-MS-CHAPv2 protocol to connect to Wi-Fi hotspots.

The bulletin contains instructions for configuring your Windows Phone versions 7.8 or 8 to fix the security flaw.


Previous
Next
Seagate Invests Into eASIC        All News        Amazon's Owner To Buy the Washington Post
Samsung Patents Show Smartwatch Designs     Mobiles News      Samsung Appeals U.S. ITC Ruling

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Latest Skype For Windows Phone Brings Cortana Integration
Android, Windows Phones To Feature Kill Switches
Microm Introduces Two Windows Phone Devices in India
Browse Your Windows Phone Files With New File Management App
Facebook Messenger Available For Windows Phone
Solitaire, Mahjong, and Minesweeper Coming On Windows Phone
Vine app For Windows Phone 8 is Now Available
Windows Phone 8 Update Brings Support For Full HD
Nokia Phones Drive Windows Growth In Europe
U.S. Government Approves Security Standard For Windows Phone 8
New Financial Services Apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8
Fresh Paint App Available For Windows Phone 8

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .