In part two of our blog assessing the security of a portable router, we will acquire the tools and equipment to make a copy of the firmware on our target router so that we can assess whether there are any vulnerabilities.
In this post, we acquire the necessary equipment to analyze the security of an inexpensive portable router, which we access through its diagnostic interface, and poke around inside.
A serious flaw in the wireless protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks has been discovered. If your device supports Wi-Fi, it is most likely affected. This feasible attack, dubbed KRACK, could abuse design or implementation flaws in the Wi-Fi standard, not some specific hardware.