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Update your Intel Centrino based laptops Part II

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 25-Aug-2006 10:20

A few weeks ago I posted about an update for the wireless drivers used by Centrino-based laptops and tablet PCs (Update your Intel Centrino based laptops and tablet PCs now). This is a follow up post.

I've seen mention to this very important update everywhere on the Internet. But what was not mentioned afterwards was the finding from F-Secure (which was the first to report the vulnerability) of memory leaks in the Intel wireless service used to manage wi-fi connections.

The way to solve this issue is to use the Microsoft Windows Wireless Zero Config service instead and disable/remove the Intel PROSet/Wireless Service, keeping the new drivers in place (or installing the drivers manually).

Instructions from F-Secure and a report from SANS.

You should end up with drivers version 9.0.4.17 even if using the Windows configuration service.







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