"read information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted"
That was a foolish presumption. WiFi security has been broken many times.
Even if the WiFi connection is secure, the route from WiFi to the Internet is not. Do not send sensitive data in clear text.
Birdsite is savage
BTW, this is what it's referring to
"The WPA2 security protocol used by virtually every Wi-Fi network has been breached"
New #security protections, tailored to you #google https://www.blog.google/topics/safety-security/new-security-protections-tailored-you/
Unpatched Exploit Lets You Clone Key Fobs and Open Subaru Cars https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/unpatched-exploit-lets-you-clone-key-fobs-and-open-subaru-cars/ | https://lobste.rs/s/pmxw5a #security
Severe flaw in WPA2 protocol leaves Wi-Fi traffic open to eavesdropping https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/10/severe-flaw-in-wpa2-protocol-leaves-wi-fi-traffic-open-to-eavesdropping/ | https://lobste.rs/s/xun2wv #networking #security