Re: OT - security: Every WiFi router can now be hacked with “Krack” attack … No passwords are safe

Bart Oleksy
 

I found a similar article from November 2017:

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3233308/krack-wi-fi-security-flaw-faq-tips.html

 

Apparently “your device can download an update that protects against KRACK and still communicate with unpatched hardware while being protected from the security flaw”.  Up-to-date Windows PCs are already protected.

 

HTTPS sites are still secure even with Wi-Fi security broken, or use a (trusted) VPN.

 

Going forward, the Wi-Fi Alliance will require testing for the KRACK WPA2 vulnerability in its global certification lab network, so new devices will be protected out of the box.”

 

And this article dates from 2017, so it’s possible that more recent devices are already protected and updates/patches have been distributed for older ones… I didn’t look into that.

 

Bart

 

From: elug@groups.io <elug@groups.io> On Behalf Of Rene Matthijssen via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, March 7, 2019 12:02 PM
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Subject: [elug] OT - security: Every WiFi router can now be hacked with “Krack” attack … No passwords are safe

 

Since this is a “fundamental flaw” in the system itself, no amount of password changing can protect you. Fortunately, this type of hacking can only be done by somebody within close range of the router itself, which means that routers in private homes are less vulnerable. Using public networks at coffee shops and restaurants makes you far more vulnerable to attack. If you must use a public network check for the little gold padlock that shows the network is secure.

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-07-every-wi-fi-router-can-now-be-hacked-with-krack-attack.html

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