WiFi users

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  1. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Twisted_Metal Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Easy fix... Put your router in a Faraday cage.
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  3. CorkyE

    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    So that's why Netgear came out with a security firmware update to my router? This is an older (5yr) router that's been discontinued with no updates available.
     
  4. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    As I understand the article, not only the router needs to be updated, but every device that connects to it will need a security patch. To get into your home WiFi, they need to be in range of it so you aren't likely the #1 target as this spreads around. However, any public WiFi will be more likely to get hit, and anybody that connects to a public WiFi with any portable device would then be open to the attack.
     
  5. Camaro75LT

    Camaro75LT Masshole Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The older routers have been subject to the man in that middle attack for a long time. Security has always been a cat and mouse game. Thanks for the link.
     
  6. Knuckle Dragger

    Knuckle Dragger Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I have a little newer router but I was surprised when I got a pop up warning to upgrade the firmware. I assume now it was over this.
     
  7. Lowend

    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Hmmm - Netgear isn't showing a firmware update right now
     
  8. CorkyE

    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Mine is an older WNDR4500 and I got a notification from Netgear on Oct 5th about this. I did not download the update, I let the router connect and update. I can forward the email if you want.
     
  9. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Here is more information about the problem. It appears that if your computer is up to date, it could already be patched and safe. Routers, phones, and other internet devices probably don't have updated patches yet, but the routers can't be hurt. They just allow a path for the hackers to get into your system. If your end equipment is patched, you are still likely OK.
    http://www.zdnet.com/article/here-is-every-patch-for-krack-wi-fi-attack-available-right-now/
     

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