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Microsoft has already fixed the KRACK Wi-Fi exploit; Apple's beta OSes also patched

By Ng Chong Seng - on 17 Oct 2017, 11:01am

Microsoft has already fixed the KRACK Wi-Fi exploit; Apple's beta OSes also patched

In case you missed it, Wi-Fi security is massively broken no thanks to KRACK, an exploit that targets a vulnerability in the handshake of the WPA2 protocol that most homes and businesses use today to protect their Wi-Fi networks.

If you’re using Windows, you’re pretty much safe. That is, if you’ve applied Microsoft’s updates, either manually or automatically over Windows Update. Apparently Microsoft has known about this vulnerability for some time, and has fixed it in security updates released last week on October 10.

If you use Apple products, the Cupertino company has told iMore that the Wi-Fi exploit has been fixed in the latest iOS, MacOS, TVOS, and WatchOS developer and public betas.

Android, Linux, and IoT devices are the worst hit. According to The Verge, a fix for affected devices is due “in the coming weeks”, with Google’s own Pixel devices first to be receive it via a November 6 security patch. We expect top-tier Android handset makers to announce their fix timeline soon.

Additional read: Android Central’s list of router vendors that have already issued KRACK patches.

Source: The Verge, iMore.

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