About KRACK

WPA2 Key Reinstallation AttACK

KRACK

What Is KRACK?

KRACK is essentially a weakness in the Wireless Protected Access 2 (WPA2) system—the system that secures the Wi-Fi connection between a router and computer. This weakness enables attackers to eavesdrop on unencrypted traffic, inject malware into otherwise legitimate websites, or even manipulate new data on a Wi-Fi network when the WPA2 system breaks down.

As the industry’s most popular security standard for 802.11 wireless networks, this weakness in the WPA2 system could affect a wide range of Wi-Fi users. This said, an attacker would physically have to be within range of a target Wi-Fi network in order to carry out an attack, thus making the vulnerability much less threatening.

KRACK was discovered in September 2017 and announced to businesses and consumers in early October. After hearing that announcement in early October, Luxul’s team of engineers worked feverishly—nights and weekends—to create a patch to protect users from this unfortunate bug. In early December, firmware updates to secure all Luxul devices vulnerable to KRACK were made available to the public and can be accessed on our Firmware Updates page. These patches secure all wireless routers and access points; other products on your network infrastructure are not vulnerable to the KRACK weakness.

Luxul’s number one concern during an emergency like KRACK is the protection of its users. We wanted to first make the issue known to our customers so no one was left in the dark, then we made it our top priority to create and push out a solution for the problem.
We don’t know when the next emergency will arise or what it will be, but we can tell you Luxul will do whatever it takes to protect its customers. Our guarantee.