Atos announces Hoox smartphone protected against WPA2 attack
Atos, the manufacturer of the Hoox secure mobile communications device, told MONS that it has completed tests to ensure that its secure smartphone products are protected against the WPA2 Krack vulnerability.
This vulnerability, revealed by the media in mid-October, exploits a weakness in the WPA2 protocol that helps to secure protected WiFi networks, potentially allowing the attacker to access encrypted information on the targeted network. Nevertheless, some cyber security experts told the media during late October that an attacker exploiting this security flaw needs to be within range of the network they are targeting.
An Atos spokesperson told MONS that the Hoox smartphones do not require any modification to ensure that they are protected against WPA2 Krack, and that recent tests performed by the company have determined that there are no vulnerabilities for its smartphones in this regard: “There is no upgrade needed to benefit from this protection, the phones are already fully secured,” the spokesperson concluded.