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Update devices to avoid KRACK vulnerability

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By

Max McGrath

October 29, 2017

A security researcher published details of a vulnerability in WPA2 - the protocol that secures all modern protected WiFi networks. KRACK (Key Reinstallation AttaCKs) was released earlier this month and makes it possible for an attacker to decrypt and replay your packets on an encrypted wireless network.

Our wireless vendor released the necessary patch for KRACK on Oct. 24. Over the weekend, Library and Information Services patched the College’s wireless infrastructure to protect from this vulnerability. To fully mitigate this vulnerability individual devices must also be patched.  Please make sure you always install the latest security updates on all of your devices (computers, tablets, phones, gaming consoles, etc.). This includes operating system updates (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android), application updates (Office, Adobe, web browsers) and firmware updates.

You can see if patches are available for your device by visiting https://char.gd/blog/2017/wifi-has-been-broken-heres-the-companies-that-have-already-fixed-it.

To learn more about KRACK, please visit https://www.krackattacks.com.