DragonFly 5.0 released!

Bret Busby bret.busby at gmail.com
Mon Oct 16 14:12:48 PDT 2017

On 17/10/2017, Matthew Dillon <dillon at backplane.com> wrote:


> Another late alert, it looks like WPA2's encryption was broken in the wild
> in a key reinstallation attack called KRACK, which probably means that we
> will be seeing a wpa_supplicant update soon.  Watch for it.  Not that
> anyone should be doing anything unencrypted over their wifi anyhow.. but
> just a head's up.  It aint secure (if it ever was).  This will be a
> double-nasty for Android phones which generally don't get updates.  For
> DragonFlyBSD, we have two wpa_supplicant programs.  One is in base to help
> people bootstrap wifi-only laptops.  The other is in packages.  We will
> post a followup once we have fixes in place.

It is interesting (and of concern) that I read about the WPA2
vulnerability, in a BBC online news report (in their Technology
section), but have not yet received a CERT advisory regarding it.


Bret Busby
West Australia


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