News Researchers warn of severe KRACK flaw in WPA2 Wi-Fi

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  1. bit-tech

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  2. Ramble

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    Microtik has already offered a new patch for this for their hardware and OpenBSD has patched it an an errata in 6.1 and is included in 6.2 (already released) so it is no longer vulnerable.

    If I understand how this attack works it depends on vulnerabilities in the clients, not the router - clients tend to be updated far faster than the routers so hopefully this will be fixed soon. Still terrible.
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

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    Speaking as someone whose £400 smartphone hasn't had an OS update since he bought it more than a year ago: <hysterical laughter dissolving into wracking sobs>
     
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    Microsoft claim there is a patch for 'currently supported' version of windows...

    Most Android devices and ISP-supplied routers though... lol, good luck... more 'lol good luck' updating the majority of Internet of Tat devices...

    Likewise my [admittedly not £400] HTC has had no security patches or software updates since I had it... They didn't even bother with a patch for stagefright...

    One of my parents' android phones [annoyingly a HTC, the slightly older version of my unpatched model] had a stagefright fix but nothing since... Other parents' phones [Honor 5C] similarly nada...
     
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