While the KRACK Wi-Fi exploit exposure has made billions of devices vulnerable, Windows users with enabled automatic updates can stay at ease. Microsoft has announced that the Windows devices that have installed the latest October Windows security updates are already protected. The October security update addresses the vulnerability by changing how Windows verifies wireless group key handshakes.
When did Microsoft release the security updates to address this vulnerability?
Microsoft released security updates on October 10, 2017 as part of Update Tuesday to resolve this vulnerability in all affected editions of Windows. Customers who have Windows Update enabled and who applied the latest security updates are protected automatically. The Security Update Guide was updated on October 16, 2017 to provide full disclosure on this vulnerability in accordance with a multi-vendor coordinated disclosure.
So, while our PCs are protected because we have automatic updates enabled, you can download the updates for your PCs by referring to the table provided by Microsoft, if you haven’t enabled automatic updates.