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A billion Wi-Fi devices suffer from a newly discovered security flaw

by Patrick Howell O'Neill

More than a billion internet-connected devices—including Apple’s iPhone and Amazon’s Echo—are affected by a security vulnerability that could allow hackers to spy on traffic sent over Wi-Fi.

The flaw, discovered by the cybersecurity firm ESET, effectively disarms the encryption used by a password-protected Wi-Fi network. This could let hackers watch the activity on the network as if it were wide open.

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