Rich Freeman on 24 Jun 2015 16:52:39 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Home wifi access point & router recommendation

On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 5:31 PM, Michael Zaleski
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> Yes, WPS is bad, even if the router does rate limiting,  UPnP is also not
> too safe.

Note that some routers let you turn off WPS, in which case having the
feature is harmless.  Also, if you can at least turn off the PIN side
of WPS then you're fine - the push-button part of WPS is secure, well,
aside from the window of opportunity it creates.  The problem is that
routers rarely let you have the one without the other, and if PIN mode
is enabled you are very unsafe.

Also, if your router isn't updated I'd be wary of heartbleed.  I
believe some routers use openssl for WPA2 key exchange, and this could
be vulnerable.  However, I've seen very little attention given to this
so I'm not certain about the risk here.

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