U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Apply Apple’s security updates for AirPort 802.11n Wi-Fi base stations

Via the U.S. Department of Homeland Security:

Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule wireless routers with 802.11n.

A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourage users and administrators to review the Apple security page for AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.8.1 and apply the necessary updates.

MacDailyNews Note: Apple yesterday released AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.8.1 which improves the security of your base station and is recommended for all Apple 802.11n Wi-Fi base stations including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule.

For more information on the security content of this update see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

For detailed information on AirPort base station firmware updates, including instructions how to install the update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT201519

For more information on using AirPort products, go to the Product Support Page at: http://www.apple.com/support/airport


  1. The problem is the libraries written in C and C++ suck. C was a hack, let’s just admit it and be done. Security and speed almost seem to be impossible to achieve. That’s because there are so many holes and hacks and just plain crap in those libraries. Unfortunately all the newer languages are using C or C++ for their creation.

    Pointers in C are just crap, Crap I tell you. I don’t care you spent years learning and perfecting pointers, hell it should not take all that. The other thing is who, when, how in the hell could anyone decide they would start counting things at zero. Hack, Hack PDP11 hack. And… whey the inconsistency, like return 0 from main() means everything is ok, but 1 or any number other than zero means true. 0 means false. You know why, HACK.

    It’s time for those engineers designing those chips to let C go and C++ is a worse hack. Lazy son of a gun that created it…

    Swift, for goodness sake, start from the base metal. take the time to write that compiler in Assembler to start with. let C and its hacks go…

    just so you know Pascal was a beautiful language. Hey Swift team. why “let” as oppose to “const” or for that matter, how about variables, constants, sections. or at least var, const. give me a break.

    let’s make the processors much faster, let’s make the programming language way more readable and, and, and handle its speed in the compiler as an optimization.

    Good grief! dump starting with C tools!

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