News WPS Vulnerability

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by American Zombie, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    If you have a router and use WPS you may want to go into your routers GUI to disable WPS for now until your router manufacturer (if on the list) provides a firmware update.

    More info and router manufactures affected are at the source.

    :source: Source: US-Cert
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2012
  2. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I never really liked WPS - maybe because I never took the time to fully understand it..
     
  3. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    This kinda dropped right off the radar, which is weird because probably 99% of the routers that would have been effected still are. The scary part is that your router can be potentially exploited by this vulnerability even if it is not active on your router, just having it as part of the firmware is enough in some cases. Only way to know is try and crack your routers password. :)

    Here is a write up on it @ Lifehacker: How to Crack a Wi-Fi Network's WPA Password with Reaver