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Does Norton provide a way to check if one is vulnerable to KRACK?


I've checked the information provided by the vendor of my router and it doesn't list my specific model under the "affected by KRACK" vulnerability. Given the nature of the vulnerability (bug in the protocol) I am suspicious as to why my "oldish" router would be safe and newer models would have the "broken protocol".

I would like a more direct proof: I have seen that the researcher who found the issue provided a software for checking it but it is only for a security-oriented Linux release (Kali). Ideally I would like a solution by Norton which could "sample" the network to which my PC is connected and return a list of all the devices telling me which ones are affected (I guess all the android client) or unaffected (the window boxes which have been updated by MS).

Is that possible?

ps: this is my first post to the Community, hope to have picked the correct Forum.



Re: Does Norton provide a way to check if one is vulnerable to KRACK?

I too have seen the exact issue with my D-Link routers. The one that is about 8 years old is said to not be vulnerable, while my 2 year old router is vulnerable. I have not been able to find an answer as to why this would be. The only thing I can think is it has something to do with the newer chipsets having different code.

I'm sure your suggestion is possible, but I have not seen a tool from Norton.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.

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