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    More WiFi security problems

    This is a discussion on More WiFi security problems within the General Computing and Internet forums, part of the Community channel category; WPA2 Hacked WPA2 security flaw puts almost every Wi-Fi device at risk of hijack, eavesdropping | ZDNet More reason to ...

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      More WiFi security problems


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      Re: More WiFi security problems

      Some more information on the subject

      https://www.howtogeek.com/329671/you...against-krack/

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      Re: More WiFi security problems

      Any info on when Sky might patch the routers?

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      Re: More WiFi security problems

      Seems a lot of hype about at the moment. Last week's Windows updates already included a patch for it (but MS didn't announce the fact at the time). Routers are in general unaffected, it is a client side issue. Android tablets and smartphones is the main area of concern many of which will never get updates (like my Tesco Hudl...). At the moment any attacker needs to know how to do it (technical details are limited) and have direct access to the wireless network - public wifi possibly, home users unlikely. Relax,the world is not going to end...

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      Re: More WiFi security problems

      @davws - Just spent a few minutes looking at the video put out by the guys who developed KRACK, interesting. Firstly the attacker would need to run another access point with the same SSID as yours then fool your wifi device into connecting to his fake device, plus his access point would need web access too.

      As a quick work around I thought the following might work to make life harder for the hacker, if not impossible, although only for people who have the capability do to this on their network.

      Run the wifi access points on a separate IP range to the rest of the network. Turn off the dhcp on that segment meaning the devices would need to be set with a static IP.

      As the devices would need to be manually set up with both the access key AND have the connection manually set with an IP and gateway etc.

      I believe it would be very difficult for the hacker to find the IP range needed to impersonate the original access point. It would not make it impossible, but would add another level of security.
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      Re: More WiFi security problems

      Sky are aware of the problem -
      KRACK Wi-Fi Vulnerability - Sky Community

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      Re: More WiFi security problems

      It's the client devices that are the main issue at the end of the day, can't see many old Android phones and tablets being updated.
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