Category Archives: Internet

WiFi KRACKs Attack

Now that the information of the vulnerability in the WPA2 protocol has been released publicly, here is a link to what has happened: https://www.krackattacks.com/ The WPA2 protocol is used in every wireless device on the market today.  If you don't want to read the whole article, basically what you need to do is to research if your Wireless Router, Access Point, IoT device etc. has had a firmware release to deal with this as well as making sure that all of your operating systems (Windows, Linux and yes, macOS) are updated. For my customers, I have already applied the firmware updates necessary to negate this vulnerability....

Link to Check Your Home Router

Here is a link to an online utility that can check your router to see if it has been hacked.  In the last couple of months, the number of routers that have fallen victim to certain vulnerabilities has risen drastically.  I will add that this appears to be more of an issue with European countries, but for the sake of a minute to run the check, it is worth it as these compromised routers can give an attacker full access to your home network and all of the devices on it. Here is the link: Wordfence Router Check The page explains what is going on and the button for the utility is about half way down - once again, just for the peace of mind, I would urge you to run this.  The site also gives...