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Re: KRACK WPA2 Wi-Fi flaws

gHiDoRa
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KRACK WPA2 Wi-Fi flaws

Does Orbit effect by this?
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Steven_Belfast
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Re: KRACK WPA2 Wi-Fi flaws

Yes

Orbi WiFi Systems:
RBS50 running firmware version 2.0.0.74 or earlier
RBS40 running firmware version 2.0.0.56 or earlier
RBW30 running firmware version 2.0.0.34 or earlier

https://kb.netgear.com/000049498/Security-Advisory-for-WPA-2-Vulnerabilities-PSV-2017-2826-PSV-2017-...
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aaz
Virtuoso
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Re: KRACK WPA2 Wi-Fi flaws

Nevermind the Orbi, it's easily remedited by turning off FAST roaming at least until the issue is fixed in firmware - it's really all your other devices that connect via wifi that you need to worry about.

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rhester72
Virtuoso

Re: KRACK WPA2 Wi-Fi flaws

That has not been confirmed.  It is still unknown for certain whether satellite-to-router connectivity can be compromised.

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st_shaw
Master

Re: KRACK WPA2 Wi-Fi flaws

 

According to the Netgear advisory linked by @Steven_Belfast above:

1. Your devices are only vulnerable if an attacker is in physical proximity to and within wireless range of your network.

2. ...satellites are affected during a WPA-2 handshake that is initiated only when connecting or reconnecting to a router.

 

Based on that, you are only vulnerable if someone is at your location and only when the satellites reconnect. That sounds like a small exposure to me.

 

What's not clear, though, is whether clients connecting to Orbi are affected if the clients are patched but Orbi is not.

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