WPS vulnerability was first found and reported in 2011
To respond to the WPS vulnerability issue currently being widely publicized by news reports all across globe, global IT conglomerate ZyXEL Communications has strongly assured its customers that the company’s latest retail wireless home products are not affected by the purported vulnerability problem.
WPS vulnerability was first found and reported in 2011. “ZyXEL became aware of the security risk at that very moment. Hence, retail home router products introduced by the company after that period have the WPS PIN disabled by default to protect wireless home routers from possible attacks,” said Manoj Kumar, Senior Manager, Technical Support, New Delhi.
To ensure security of home network, ZyXEL strongly recommends users of ZyXEL DSL CPE, LTE and SBG Series, in which WPS is required by some service providers, to follow the standard procedure to disable the WPS PIN function for better protection against such threats.
Manoj Kumar explains why the said products do not fall in the danger zone at all. “Since none of the ZyXEL business wireless products, such as WLAN APs and Unified Security Gateways, employ the WPS PIN function, business customers can rest assured that their devices are not affected by the vulnerability.”