Apple's KRACK Wi-Fi fix coming in a few weeks

The company has a fix for the vulnerability in beta now.

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Apple will patch up the massive Wi-Fi vulnerability called KRACK in the coming weeks. 

The company confirmed it has a fix in beta and will send it out in a software update. The updates will come for iOS, MacOS, WatchOS and TVOS. 

KRACK, which stands for Key Reinstallation Attack, was found to exploit a vulnerability in Wi-Fi networks using the WPA2 encryption protocol. WPA2 is the most widely used form of security, making a majority of Wi-Fi products and networks susceptible to an attack.   

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