Apple Already Patched KRACK Hack in iOS, tvOS, watchOS, macOS

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Apple has already patched against the KRACK hack in iOS, tvOS, watchOS, and macOS. iMore publisher Rene Ritchie tweeted that Apple confirmed all four OSes have been patched against the threat. In a separate piece, the site noted that Apple’s AirPort base stations have also been patched against KRACK. The flaw, called Key Reinstallation attack (KRACK) takes advantage of a flaw in the WPA2 standard that lets an attacker decrypt the data flowing through the wireless network. As noted in TMO’s Daily Observations on Monday, Aruba and Ubiquiti enterprise servers have also been patched. TMO‘s Dave Hamilton explained in that episode how router makers are very motivated to get this issue patched, and that firmware updates are in the works at most major manufacturers.

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Apple Already Patched KRACK Hack in iOS, tvOS, watchOS, macOS

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  1. John Kheit

    Apparently Apple routers superior to all others despite being neglected. All the more reason to keep pushing Apple to update their routers rather than all these second rate hack job devices touted as the new coming… all worse.




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  2. wab95

    Bryan:

    The strain of waiting for someone, somewhere, to write in and complain that Apple fixed this before anyone had time to complain that Apple had this security flaw is getting to me.

    For the second time this month, I agree with John K, and concur that this argues for Apple maintaining their routers. I may have to run a self diagnostic.




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  3. Lee Dronick

    The modem supplied by ISP is rather week, I have an Airport Extreme bridged to it so that I can get a signal out in the hinterlnds of the house.




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