Millions of home Wi-Fi networks are currently at risk of being hacked, a British security company claimed on Wednesday. But not everyone is convinced it’s an issue. Weaknesses exist in how saved passwords in the browsers Google Chrome and Opera interact with Wi-Fi over unencrypted connections. That’s according to SureCloud researcher Elliott Thompson, who discovered the alleged vulnerabilities and reported them earlier this year. Thompson claimed that hackers could exploit the weaknesses to hijack a home’s Wi-Fi, steal information from computers connected to the network and even implant malware.
ORIGINAL SOURCE: Newsweek