Perle Closes KRACK IEEE 802.11 Security Standard Vulnerability
Serious weaknesses were recently discovered in the WPA2 protocol standard, which secures all modern protected WiFi networks. Using Key Reinstallation attaCKs (KRACK), it is possible for an attacker to harvest sensitive information being transmitted over a WiFi network such as credit card numbers, passwords, emails, chat messages and so on. Additionally, attackers may be able to inject ransomware or malware onto networks.
This security weakness is with the WiFi standard itself and not with an individual product or implementation. Every WiFi able device is most likely affected. According to the WiFi Alliance® there is no evidence that the vulnerability has been exploited maliciously but, users are advised to ensure they have installed the latest recommended updates from device manufacturers.*
John Feeney, COO at Perle Systems comments, Perle provides a plethora of end-to-end encryption protocols in our products to protect networks from malicious attacks. However, we re-iterate the advice given by the WiFi Alliance and urge our customers to install the latest firmware available from our website.
Download the latest Firmware on perle.com
About Perle Systems www.perle.com
Perle Systems is a leading developer, manufacturer and vendor of high-reliability and richly featured connectivity and device networking products. These products are used to connect remote users reliably and securely to central servers for a wide variety of business applications. Product lines include Console Servers, Terminal Servers, Device Servers, Media Converters, Ethernet Copper Extenders, Ethernet I/O, Serial Cards, Parallel Cards, Remote Power Switches and Multimodem Cards. Since 1976, Perle has distinguished itself through extensive networking technology, depth of experience in major real-world network environments and long-term distribution and VAR channel relationships in major world markets. Perle has offices in 9 countries in North America, Europe and Asia and sells its products through distribution and OEM/ODE channels worldwide.
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