Recently, the flaw that made all modern Wi-Fi networks vulnerable has now gained a security fix on Android as promised by the tech giant Google. The update that fixes the holes in the WPA2 protocol is in the November patch and has already begun to be released by the manufacturers.
Google Fixes The KRACK WiFi Flaw For Android, Download OTA Now
The flaw that made all modern Wi-Fi networks vulnerable has recently gained a security fix on Android as promised by the tech giant Google. The update that fixes the holes in the WPA2 protocol is in the November patch and has already begun to be released by the manufacturers.
The tech giant Google says that the partner of Android were notified about the correction last month when the Krack became public. In addition, source code will be released on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) within the next 48 hours. Pixel smartphones, which are updated by the tech giant Google, are already receiving the patch.
What if you do not have a Pixel? In general, manufacturers are not clear about the release policy of Android security patches. The South Korean giant Samsung is in front, with a page dedicated to Android’s monthly patches.
The South Korean giant Samsung has already started to make KRACK fix on its smartphones and tablets, but the update also depends on the version of your device: if you use an operator ROM, for example, it may take (well) more time to arrive.
LG also has a page to report the monthly Android updates, valid for the G-series (G5 and G6), V (V10, V20 and V30), Q (Q6 and Q8) and X (X300, X400, X500 and X cam), making it clear that “depending on the regions and carriers, updates can be released monthly, quarterly or irregularly.” However, LG has not yet released KRACK patches for any device.
Motorola has not released information about Android updates since 2016 when it failed to commit to monthly security patches.
If you do not receive the fix on Android, you can still stay protected with an upgrade to the router firmware – however, there is no way to ensure that a router model will receive an update, nor whether a third-party device is up to date.
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