by Martinexile
Explorer

Will there be any Brightbox firmware upgrade to deal with KRACK?

I have heard that some manufacturers are providing patches/upgrades to combat KRACK. Is it intended to issue one for Brightbox?

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by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Will there be any Brightbox firmware upgrade to deal with KRACK?

EE are looking into it to see if any is necessary. It could be weeks yet if at all.

 

As the discoverer of this vulnerability said "For ordinary home users, your priority should be updating clients such as laptops and smartphones."

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Re: Will there be any Brightbox firmware upgrade to deal with KRACK?

Hello there @Martinexile.

 

We’re aware of the issue and we’ll be working with industry to update software as appropriate over the coming weeks

 

Thanks, Leanne.

 

by SCOOBS Investigator
Investigator

Re: Will there be any Brightbox firmware upgrade to deal with KRACK?

Can i ask if Router updates on Brightbox 2 get rolled out automatically or do they always require manual install? not been with EE Broadband very long, so i'm Unfamiliar with the update process.

 

 

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Will there be any Brightbox firmware upgrade to deal with KRACK?

They are auto updated but v. rarely.

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by SCOOBS Investigator
Investigator

Re: Will there be any Brightbox firmware upgrade to deal with KRACK?

Does EE send any notifications about new firmware updates being available at all ?

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Will there be any Brightbox firmware upgrade to deal with KRACK?

Not done in the past.

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