Wi-Fi Alliance® provides trusted security to billions of Wi-Fi® devices and continues to support Wi-Fi users
As with any technology, the robust security research necessary to remain ahead of emerging threats will occasionally uncover new vulnerabilities. Security researchers identified vulnerabilities in some Wi-Fi devices and immediately brought their discovery to the Wi-Fi industry. There is no evidence of the vulnerability being used against Wi-Fi users maliciously, and Wi-Fi Alliance has taken immediate steps to ensure users can continue to count on Wi-Fi to deliver strong security protections.
- Wi-Fi Alliance now requires testing for this vulnerability within our global certification lab network
- Wi-Fi Alliance has provided a vulnerability detection tool for use by any Wi-Fi Alliance member
- Wi-Fi Alliance is broadly communicating details on this vulnerability and remedies to device vendors and encouraging them to work with their solution providers to rapidly integrate any necessary patches
This issue can be resolved through a straightforward software update – a process much like the software updates Wi-Fi users regularly perform on their mobile devices – and major platform providers have already started deploying these patches. The software updates do not require any changes that affect interoperability between Wi-Fi devices. Users can refer to their device vendors’ websites for more information.
As always, Wi-Fi users should ensure they have installed the latest recommended updates from device manufacturers. Security is a dynamic endeavor, and Wi-Fi Alliance will continue to maintain strong security protections for Wi-Fi users.
- CERT case ID: VU#228519
Wi-Fi Alliance members may download the vulnerability detection tool here.