Krack Attack WPA2 vulnerability
agent0071
Enthusiast - Level 2

As publicised here, the WPA2 protocol is pretty much p0wn'd. Has/will Verizon be issuing a firmware update for any of their routers (specifically the quantum gateway) to address the vulnerability? If so, when? If not, why not?

Thank you

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rsokel
Enthusiast - Level 1

Bump; need this asap.

jonjones1
Legend

1-800-VERIZON

they are the only ones that can tell you.

this is a customer to customer forum.

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dlc11
Enthusiast - Level 2

Well, I tried that.  They are not set up to field requests from their more knowledgable client base, even when chatting with Tier 1 representatives.  This is the only place I've found we can register concern about their response to such discoveries.  And then we pray that someone knowledgable within Verizon sees this and at least ensures the right people are aware of the situation and are working on it.

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jonjones1
Legend

This is a peer to peer help forum.

helping to get a firmware update or vulnerabilities patch cannot be done from here.

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FireFish1
Enthusiast - Level 2

@jonjones wrote:

1-800-VERIZON

they are the only ones that can tell you.

this is a customer to customer forum.


translation: NO

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astro48
Enthusiast - Level 2

   This is all the news now,what is verizon going to offer us?

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dlc11
Enthusiast - Level 2

Also note the clients (laptops, cell phones) must be patched as well, but that piece of the problem is not within FiOS support's purview.

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dlc11
Enthusiast - Level 2

This security defect is major and the scope extends way beyond a customer's LAN.  Verizon needs to patch all supported access points, not just the Quantum Gateway.

agent0071
Enthusiast - Level 2

As of 12:30 EST, Verizon has no official information to share. Given the amount of IOT devices they promote, I'm a little upset that they haven't officially acknowledged the issue yet.

Ralphyg
Enthusiast - Level 1

There appears to be a very serious problem with WPA2 security.  How soon will the update for the Actiontec MI424WR-GEN3I (firmware  40.21.24) router be available. 

This is an urgent and well documented problem. 

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jonjones1
Legend
GAR123
Newbie
I contacted Verizon Tech Support. They replied that "The Quantum router is not affected by the WPA2 vulnerability". I requested a written statement to that effect, let's see if I get it.
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jonjones1
Legend

@GAR123 wrote:
I contacted Verizon Tech Support. They replied that "The Quantum router is not affected by the WPA2 vulnerability". I requested a written statement to that effect, let's see if I get it.

https://www.dslreports.com/forum/r31659629-Will-Verizon-release-a-fix-for-the-new-WiFi-vulnerability

May not affect verizon routers.

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VerizonSheep
Enthusiast - Level 1

When will Verizon be releasing updated firmware for the G1100? Currently this router's WPA2 is easily crackable. Please advise when we should expect a firmware update.

joeowen
Newbie

+1 interested

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jonjones1
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jonjones1
Legend

@VerizonSheep wrote:

When will Verizon be releasing updated firmware for the G1100? Currently this router's WPA2 is easily crackable. Please advise when we should expect a firmware update.


No it is not. Read the article I posted below. 

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Kahn2
Enthusiast - Level 3

Hello,

When is Verizon going to patch it's routers to prevent the KRACK exploit?

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msn3
Newbie

Does anyone know whether Vz has distributed a firmware upgrade for its WiFi routers to address the WPA2 hack?

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Bixbyte
Contributor - Level 1

Turn OFF your Universal Plug and Play, turn off Ping, and use a good Firewall.

And they can still KRACK Your Router but it will help. 

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