Install Windows Patches for WPA2 and Related Driver Updates to Prevent Krack Attack
Wi-Fi Protected Access 2(WPA2) wireless protocol has served over 13 years but recently a key reinstallation attack vulnerability known as Krack in WPA2 has been exploited by Mathy Vanhoef. This Krack vulnerability affects every device that uses Wi-Fi and makes it possible for an attacker to intercept Web traffic between the target device and wireless access point. To protect your Wi-Fi privacy, you may follow the steps to prevent the attack.
Step 1 Install Windows Patches for WPA2
Microsoft released the security updates to address Windows Wireless WPA Group Key Reinstallation Vulnerability. You can download the patches for those software versions installed on your devices at Microsoft Security Update Guide.
Step 2 Update Related Drivers for Wireless Network Cards
Wi-Fi product vendors such as Aruba Networks, Cisco Meraki, HostAP and Linux already released the updates to patch the WPA2 Wi-Fi vulnerability. Some Other driver manufacturers like Intel, Google and WatchGuard will release the updated router firmware and wireless network card drivers to protect their users from Krack attack in the coming days. Therefore it’s very necessary to keep your device drivers up-to-date.
But how can you get those driver updates for the first time?
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