Are you using Wi-Fi? You're probably screwed (The 3:59, ep. 299)

We talk about KRACK, a new vulnerability found in a majority of Wi-Fi hotspots, and dish about 5G.

Roger Cheng Alfred Ng
Roger Cheng Former Executive Editor / Head of News
Roger Cheng (he/him/his) was the executive editor in charge of CNET News, managing everything from daily breaking news to in-depth investigative packages. Prior to this, he was on the telecommunications beat and wrote for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal for nearly a decade and got his start writing and laying out pages at a local paper in Southern California. He's a devoted Trojan alum and thinks sleep is the perfect -- if unattainable -- hobby for a parent.
Expertise Mobile, 5G, Big Tech, Social Media Credentials SABEW Best in Business 2011 Award for Breaking News Coverage, Eddie Award in 2020 for 5G coverage, runner-up National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award for culture analysis.
Alfred Ng Senior Reporter / CNET News
Alfred Ng was a senior reporter for CNET News. He was raised in Brooklyn and previously worked on the New York Daily News's social media and breaking news teams.

It's time to change your Wi-Fi settings. 

A new vulnerability called KRACK, which stands for key reactivation attack, goes after Wi-Fi devices and networks using WPA2 encryption -- or the type of encryption most of us use for our networks. 

The scary thing about this attack? Even if you protect yourself, chances are other companies or individuals aren't protecting their networks, so be wary of which networks you join. We break that all down. 

On a brighter note, we talk a bit about the future of wireless networks with 5G

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder.

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