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Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Mon 28-May-12 14:30:18
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Sky 2504N router WPS security vulnerability


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WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) has been shown to be vulnerable to attacks; it's possible for routers supporting WPS to be hacked in between 4 to 10 hours. WPS now joins WEP in the list of wi-fi security fails.

http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA12-006A.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi_Protected_Setup#S...

WPS is enabled by default on Sky's latest router (2504N), so if it's possible to disable this setting in Sky routers it's very much worth doing so.

(Originally posted on Sky's own forum, staff declined to contribute to the thread).

Oliver.
Standard User Zadeks
(experienced) Mon 28-May-12 16:14:38
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Re: Sky 2504N router WPS security vulnerability


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Is it actually disabled after it has been turned off in the web interface?

I ask because it was/is impossible to disable WPS on certain Cisco/Linksys routers (they might have issued a firmware update).
Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Mon 28-May-12 16:30:28
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Re: Sky 2504N router WPS security vulnerability


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I haven't got a 2504N so I'm not sure if it's possible to disable completely (I have a 2640S which doesn't support WPS). Might be good if a user could disable it in the interface and see if WPS is still available on the WLAN.

Oliver.


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