KRACK, patches for Linux and Windows. Smartphones still nothing.

Since yesterday the news about the vulnerabilities of WPA2, known as KRACK, provoked a panic situation among WiFi users on the Internet. That's kind of the whole world.

Windows and Linux already have a solution

KRACK's affected device range includes Windows, Apple, Android, Linux, and so on. But it is a fact that the Krack attack is not so easy to implement even though it causes a threat to a large number of devices. And it is not so easy to solve, either because it exploits a fundamental loophole in the way WPA2 reinstallation occurs.

Good news for Windows users that you don't have to worry about. Microsoft has already posted a security patch related to KRACK as part of the patch update Tuesday, October 10th.

"Microsoft launched security updates on October 10th, 2017, as part of the update to resolve this vulnerability in all affected editions of Windows," the company said in a statement.

"Customers who have enabled Windows Update and who have applied the latest security updates are automatically protected. The security Update Guide was updated on October 16, 2017, to provide complete information about this vulnerability, according to coordinated multi-vendor outreach. "

However, Microsoft is not the first in line to address the issue. OpenBSD has launched a security patch since July. Also, as seen on the list, a security patch is now available for Linux. Debian systems can be updated with the same patch. In addition, the security patches for Ubuntu 14.04 and earlier are now available. The same for Gentoo that are also available.

Apple and Google are prepared to solve it, but they take more time

As for Android devices, where KRACK are supposed to be the most affected, Google will be pushing a security update in the coming weeks. It is very likely that Nexus Pixel devices would be the first receivers. And thanks to the slow updating process in the Android ecosystem, other manufacturers could soon follow.

According to CNET, the Belkin network hardware manufacturers owned-Linksys and Wemo said they are aware of the recently known security exploit and any information will be updated on their security Notice page. Netgear is also aware of the Krack attack; And you have detailed in a security notice the list of the affected devices and the method to update the firmware.

Apple is also testing security updates for MacOS, IOS, Smartwatches, and AppleTV in their beta versions. Intel has also addressed the issue in a notice and posted updated drivers for WiFi on their affected computers.

The whole industry that depends on the WPA2 is moving

Wi-Fi Alliance, which certifies WiFi devices, has launched a vulnerability detection tool for its members and said it requires tests for this vulnerability within its Global Certification Lab network, ZDNet Informa is not only the Ransonware or phishing, now everything that connects us to the Internet we find that they are a security risk. The Internet of Things (IOT) is a chimera since the bad, those who never put the Black hat, are out there waiting to create panic and generate anxiety in users.

But now we know something that surely the security agencies already knew and predictably used in their favor and name of security and good.

Apart from smartphones and computers, you should take steps to upgrade your other WiFi-enabled devices, including routers, printers, TVs, refrigerators, etc. Because, who knows, someone might be preparing a sophisticated attack.

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