WPA Exploit - KRACK

Submitted by tarvid on Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:49

Virtually all wireless routers are vulnerable. Microsoft patched Windows 10 last week so everybody who is subscribed to automatic Windows Updates should be OK. This primarily applies to Windows based laptops that connect wirelessly. The Tenda routers with WPA encryption are probably susceptible. Ubiquiti radios on the Wired Road network do not use WPA. I am unaware of any LSNet devices that are vulnerable.

The hack occurs when a malicious client succeeds in a Key Reinstallation Attack. That requires proximity to your wireless router. I know of one successful drive by attack on our network and that depended on the router having a default password.