- Aug 12, 2015
It's more likely your password was on some wordlist(s) used by someone to brute force your Wi-Fi network. I really don't think it had something to do with this particular security issue.I had 2 devices get on my network that definitely weren't mine about 4 years ago around the time of the Krack disclosure. I guess since then I would say I wouldn't run a network with a router that isn't receiving regular patches due to the rate that vulnerabilities are discovered. Who knows how the outside devices actually got on there. But, you are probably correct that may never happen again, we have since moved.
Edit: for the record the router that was being used at the time was up to date with good security practices. To this day I can't figure out what happened, but they were gone after I nuked the network and used all new passwords.
By the way, I don't know about other vendors, but TP-Link routers when connected to Tether App have ability to warn you every time new, unknown device is connected. So in this event, you would be immediately notified...