OSS Provider Offers Complimentary Use of Modem Firmware Update Solution to Cable Operators

To protect Wi-Fi customers against KRACK attacks, the latest widespread WPA2 security threat, Intraway is offering a one-time complimentary use of their Automatic Firmware Management solution to all cable operators.

Cable operators will need to rapidly deploy patches to millions of cable modems after a widespread Wi-Fi security threat that could enable hackers to decrypt and potentially look at everything people are doing online was revealed this week. To help operators protect their customers’ online security, Intraway is offering a one-time complimentary use of their Automatic Firmware Management (AFM) solution.

In the dedicated website kracksattack.com, researcher Mathy Vanhoef, from Belgian university KU Leuven, encourages everyone to “make sure all your devices are updated, and you should also update the firmware of your router.” Vanhoef explains that the Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK) works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks and that the weaknesses are in the Wi-Fi standard itself, which means that any correct implementation of WPA2 is likely affected. To protect themselves against potential attacks, users must update every device that supports Wi-Fi as soon as security updates become available.

Once modem manufacturers release the firmware security update, cable operators will be able to use Intraway’s AFM software to quickly and efficiently deploy the update to all Wi-Fi cable modems in a scheduled or real-time manner. AFM uses flexible update policies and controlled deployments that minimize service disruption and easily differentiates between modem models to target the affected modems exclusively.

Vanhoef explains that KRACK exposes a serious weakness in WPA2. "This can be abused to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos, and so on. The attack works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. Depending on the network configuration, it is also possible to inject and manipulate data. For example, an attacker might be able to inject ransomware or other malware into websites," Vanhoef noted.

To learn more about this complimentary offer to use Intraway’s Automatic Firmware Management solution, please reply to this email or contact charlene.briganty@intraway.com

About Automatic Firmware Management

Intraway's signature AFM product is already successfully installed and managing millions of cable modems worldwide. AFM is the fastest, most reliable method of monitoring and managing the firmware status of cable modem devices. For more information on AFM, please visit www2.intraway.com/AFM

About Intraway

Managing over 55 million devices deployed in 22 countries over three continents, Intraway’s solutions have helped improve communications service providers’ profitability, time to market, and customer experience since 2003. In other words, they unleash the full potential of networks by adding the latest, cutting-edge functionalities while reducing operational costs. To learn more about Intraway, visit www.intraway.com


Categories: Telecommunications

Tags: Cable Modem, Cable operators, firmware, KRACK, OSS, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Security Threat, WPA2

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