Security Alert: Wifi Protected Setup Flaw

I just wanted to put this out there for everyone. bit of information out there regarding WPS being cracked and what it means for everyone. I first heard this on the Security Now Podcast Epistode 334,  but Episode 335 has a complete rundown of this wide spread vulnerably. The security Now Podcast does a great job of explaining in detail the entire scope of the problem and is an invaluable learning tool that I can not recommend enough to the full scope of the issue ( hence the links tot he Podcast itself)

This link shows the notification put out by the department of homeland security  regarding this rising threat.

This will link you to a running community compiled spreadsheet of the routers that  are verified to have the susceptible to this WPS attack.
I think the main take away from this as a IT Professional, specifically ones focused in and around networking technologies or in connected environment ( which is essentially everyone training at OSC to varying degrees) is  that security is one of the top if not the top level concern throughout your work cycle.

I suggest that you take your time and familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of your particular method of connecting to to the internet and take the time to secure it alongside any devicies you have on your home networks as well.

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