Luxul completes KRACK firmware updates for
wireless routers and access points
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:51
Luxul recently announced that KRACK firmware updates are now complete and available for its lineup of wireless routers and access points. Security patches that fix this Wi-Fi vulnerability on the following products can be found under Firmware Updates on the company’s website.
KRACK is essentially a weakness in the WPA2 system, which secures the Wi-Fi connection between a router and a computer. KRACK enables attackers to eavesdrop on unencrypted traffic or slip malware into otherwise legitimate websites when the WPA2 system breaks down. For an attack to happen; however, the attacker would have to be within Wi-Fi range to carry it out physically. Even though nearly every device that uses Wi-Fi is vulnerable, an attack would require a lot of preparation and be targeted very specifically, dramatically reducing the risk for an average person to be affected.
Upon hearing about this vulnerability in early October, Luxul’s engineering team held meetings to determine a plan of action and quickly developed a solution to protect its customers. An elite team of Luxul engineers worked on all security patches keeping its dealers informed of all progress.
“Luxul quickly came up with a fix for this issue,” said Dan Woody, president of Residential Technology Systems. “Their quick response restored peace of mind to our customers and our business.”
“Our customers’ security is our top priority because we know how much today’s consumer relies on the internet,” said Kirk Goodwin, director of customer support, Luxul. “Luxul’s speedy response to this bug is a testament to our dedication to providing our customers with the best service.”
“A lot of companies are taking a passive approach to the KRACK issue, but not Luxul," said Chris Scanlan of Capitol Sales and system engineer with Nard’s Entertainment. “Luxul's response was quick and aggressive, and they took care of it right away proving time and again that they are focused on the security needs of dealers and their customers.”
For the security of their customers, Luxul recommends dealers download the updates as soon as possible.