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Intel issues patches for wireless vulnerabilities

Well this is great to hear! Now that Intel has released these patches, does this mean that all of well now in the wireless world?

Intel has issued patches for three vulnerabilities for its wireless hardware and software.

Two problems affect certain versions of its Pro/Wireless Network Connection Hardware, part of its Centrino mobile platform, Intel said. The vulnerabilities lie in drivers from Microsoft, Intel said.

The flaws could allow an attacker near a Wi-Fi station to run unauthorized code on a victim’s machine or gain kernel-level privileges.

A third vulnerability affects Intel’s Proset/Wireless Software. It could lead to a hacker obtaining authentication credentials, Intel said.

So far, no attempts have been made to exploit the vulnerabilities, Intel said.

Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for security vendor Sophos, said a hacker could use the driver problems to create a worm that replicates itself by passing to other computers over a Wi-Fi network.

“It’s a very big target for people to do these sorts of things,” Cluley said…. Source: InfoWorld

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