Is your Wi-Fi vulnerable to attack?

My dad mentioned this to me, so I had to go check it out.

"On Aug. 1, Intel issued a bulletin warning of three flaws in the software that lets its Wi-Fi radios communicate with the Windows operating system. Although the company said that it knew of no active exploitation of the flaws, one of them was especially dangerous because it could allow an attacker to take remote control of a computer over the air. Then the next day, on Aug. 2, two researchers demonstrated just such an attack at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas," Wildstrom reports.
Source: MacDailyNews

Of course they used a MacBook Pro to demonstrated the attack. The bottom line is that this effects all Wi-Fi radios -- not just the ones in Apple or Intel notebooks. I also like the MacDailyNews Take:

If there is "nothing Mac-specific in the attack," then why use a MacBook? For the headlines, of course. Apple currently has 12% of the portable market share in the U.S. Surely, using a non-Apple laptop from any of makers included the other 88% of the market would have been more representative, but then, who'd be surprised or pick up the story about yet another security breach on a Windows system?

Brian Krebs and The Washington Post should be ashamed of their initial headline, "Hijacking a Macbook in 60 Seconds or Less."

It sounds like there is no real fix for this right now. Intel has released a patch, but many times computers do not use vanilla Centrino drivers.

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