tvOS 11.1 Patches KRACK in Apple TV
Apple has released tvOS 11.1 for the fourth-generation Apple TV and Apple TV 4K, expanding the availability of the TV app to Norway and Sweden. You can update your Apple TV by going to Settings > System > Software Updates.
tvOS 11.1 also includes five security fixes — most notably to correct the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability discussed in “Wi-Fi Security Flaw Not As Bad As It’s KRACKed Up To Be” (17 October 2017).
We haven’t heard of any issues with the tvOS 11.1 update yet, but it’s never a bad idea to wait a day or two to make sure none crop up.
But the promised Amazon Video app is still vaporware!
Yeah, it's frustrating.
What about earlier Apple TV models? Are they vulnerable?if so will they be updated vs. KRACK or remain vulnerable forever?
My guesses are yes and yes.
It's nearly impossible to know if they're vulnerable because the KRACK attacks are a family of exploits, and different operating systems have proven resistant to some of the variants but not others.
But no, Apple will never update the pre-fourth-generation Apple TVs, nor will it update tvOS before tvOS 11.
Which proves that Apple really doesn't care about security for their users. Heaven forbid they might have to spend a few hundred thousand dollars!