Short notes - WPA2 flaw: first updates for wireless repeaters and WiFi/powerline products by AVM

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WPA2 flaw: first updates for wireless repeaters and WiFi/powerline products by AVM

AVM is providing initial updates for wireless repeaters and powerline/WiFi products to fix the WPA2 flaw of wireless networks (Krack) that was announced this week. Weaknesses in the protocol of WPA2 were eliminated to increase security. The updates are available for FRITZ!WLAN Repeater 1750E and FRITZ!Powerline 1260E at en.avm.de/downloads. It can be installed over the corresponding user interface (http://fritz.repeater and http://fritz.powerline). AVM will continue to inform about further updates.

FRITZ!Box on broadband connections secure

FRITZ!Boxes on broadband connections are not affected by the WPA2 flaw. A whole range of extensive conditions are required to attack a wireless connection between an access point like the FRITZ!Box and an insecure client (notebook, Android smartphone, TV supporting WiFi). One necessity is that the attacker has to be in the immediate, physical vicinity of the wireless LAN client. AVM strongly recommends to deploy the provided updates from manufacturers for all wireless LAN clients. For more information on the WPA2 flaw please refer to en.avm.de/securitynotifications.

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