Author Topic: Vera vulnerable to Wi-Fi Krack exploit?  (Read 537 times)

Offline Alex Waverley

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Re: Vera vulnerable to Wi-Fi Krack exploit?
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2017, 05:55:05 pm »
@BOFH ...
Have your trained your K9s for cyber security ?

Does your dog byte?
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Re: Vera vulnerable to Wi-Fi Krack exploit?
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2017, 06:08:00 pm »
Probably more than enough to tell whether you're in or out...

Or they could just knock on the door....  (and yes, that has happened to me.)

All of the local bad guys that I am aware of do not have the smarts to perform computer hacking.

Nor the desire to deal with a dog. Thieves are opportunists who look for low-hanging fruit. My greyhounds are great watchdogs. They'll watch someone come in; Watch them take my stuff; And watch them leave...probably. Then again maybe not. That's enough to make my house less attractive than the neighbors. Like the old joke says "I don't have to out run the bear, I just have to out run you".
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Re: Vera vulnerable to Wi-Fi Krack exploit?
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2017, 06:10:57 pm »
Like I said, I have a K9 security system which is quite capable of handling physical break-ins.  8)

Even a small dog is a great security system. A barking dog attracts a lot of attention.
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Re: Vera vulnerable to Wi-Fi Krack exploit?
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2017, 06:27:15 pm »
I'm not really worried. As I said Vera's WiFi is off. As for my WiFi network, I'm hoping for a patch for DD-WRT soon so I can plug the hole but I'm not sweating it. If someone sits on the street in front of my house in a car, my K9 security system will detect that and alert. Since I have a camera on them, I'm pretty sure I will notice their behavior. I also have a camera aimed down my drive so I would be able to see Mr. or Mrs.B. Hat and catch them in the act. :-) Easy enough to SSH into my home server and drop the WiFi LAN port to stop their game.

Agreed. I have two Veras, neither of which have WiFi activated. I have wall mounted tablets with ImperiHome that use WiFi but so what. I never use them of anything but initiating  scenes. What folks should do is use HTTPS Everywhere and/or VPN's when transmitting private information, and encrypt all critical information until and unless it is being used.

I like my Vera units a lot but, as I've said before, trusting them with any critical function is like racing a motorcycle while wearing a $10 helmet.
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