AirPort Base Station Firmwares 7.6.9, 7.7.9 Launched to Cope with KRACK Wi-Fi Worm

Apple has launched new firmware updates for its AirPort Base Stations, which addresses the hot KRACK vulnerability concentrated on the WPA2 safety protocol. Apple has already patched iOS, tvOS, watchOS and macOS for patrons.

Right here’s what’s to be had:

  • Firmware 7.6.9: AirPort Categorical, AirPort Excessive, and AirPort Time Tablet base stations with 802.11n
  • Firmware 7.7.9: AirPort Excessive and AirPort Time Tablet base stations with 802.11ac
Firmware 7.7.9 is going past KRACK, to mention “a reminiscence corruption factor was once addressed with progressed reminiscence dealing with.” Apple stated “An attacker inside vary might be able to execute arbitrary code at the Wi-Fi chip.”

Those firmware updates come just about one yr after 7.7.8 and 7.6.8 have been launched just about a yr in the past.

The way to replace your AirPort Base Stations? Release AirPort Software for your Mac, then move to Updates. On the other hand, you’ll release the AirPort Software iOS app and set up updates remotely.

Again in November 2018, Bloomberg reported Apple had disbanded its department which created AirPort wi-fi routers, in efforts to reallocate engineers to different product divisions. Apple nonetheless sells AirPort each on-line and in retailer, alternatively in this day and age mesh Wi-Fi setups have turn into common, corresponding to sensible choices like Google Wifi and TP-Hyperlink Deco M5.

Tell us how your AirPort Base Station firmware updates move within the feedback.

Author: Marshmallow

Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education).

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