New WIFI WPA2 vulnerability -- modem updates coming?

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New WIFI WPA2 vulnerability -- modem updates coming?

Today, a widespread vulnerability in the WIFI WPA2 protocol was disclosed by researchers, see:

 

http://www.zdnet.com/article/wpa2-security-flaw-lets-hackers-attack-almost-any-wifi-device/

https://www.krackattacks.com

 

Will the devices offered by Rogers (I'm most concerned about the Hitron CODA-4582 used for Gigabit Internet) have updated firmware pushed soon, to fix things?

 

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Re: New WIFI WPA2 vulnerability -- modem updates coming?

@RogersDave might be the best one to potentially answer this.



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Re: New WIFI WPA2 vulnerability -- modem updates coming?

I just reached out to Hitron for feedback from them (it might take a few days to understand as I suspect Intel will need to be involved).

 

Once I have some details, I will provide feedback.

 

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Re: New WIFI WPA2 vulnerability -- modem updates coming?

Will a patch be provided for Hitron coda 4582 for the new WiFi vulnerability known as KRACK? Many mfg have already provide a patch. . .

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Re: New WIFI WPA2 vulnerability -- modem updates coming?

From what I see, the fix is from the OS side and not the hardware directly.  The windows OS has been fixed according to this link:

 

http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/16/technology/wi-fi-flaw-krack-security/index.html?iid=ob_homepage_tech...

 

 

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Re: New WIFI WPA2 vulnerability -- modem updates coming?

it's both, Wi-Fi AP and client can have the bug during handshake 

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Re: New WIFI WPA2 vulnerability -- modem updates coming?

Microsoft has already fixed the Wi-Fi attack vulnerability

 

https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/16/16481818/wi-fi-attack-response-security-patches

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Re: New WIFI WPA2 vulnerability -- modem updates coming?

Considering that the modem does all the wpa2 work and therefore has this issue, what has Windows got to do with it?  We need new firmware for every model that Rogers supports in order to fix this problem, as well as you updating every downstream wifi device that you own.

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Re: New WIFI WPA2 vulnerability -- modem updates coming?

Here is the extended details on how it works:

 

https://www.krackattacks.com/

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Re: New WIFI WPA2 vulnerability -- modem updates coming?

Vulnerability is in the firmware of devices with a certain version of Infineon BIOS and these need to be patched with update from hardware vendor. Windows included a patch in the October updates which changes how Windows handles the handshake for Wifi. Both are needed. In Enterprise we have been able to patch around 75% of devices with firmware updates. Still waiting on the rest to step up to the plate . . .

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