Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Apple Airport Base Station Vulnerability

Versions of Apple's Airport Base Station -- Apple's wireless access point product -- with 802.11n capabilities are vulnerable to a flaw that could allow unauthenticated wireless users to inject traffic into the network. Apple has released a firmware update to fix the problem.

802.11n is an emerging standard for wireless communications that is much faster than other commercially available wireless protocols. Apple is pushing 802.11n in order to wirelessly push movies to TVs through their Apple TV product.

Note that if you haven't updated the firmware on your base station in awhile (six months or more) you probably aren't vulnerable.

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