Security Alert: KRACK attack puts Wi-Fi connections at risk

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A serious new vulnerability called KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attacks) was announced recently, likely impacting anyone who uses WI-Fi connection points and devices could be vulnerable – Your local coffee shop, home, or workplace connection.

Krack can allow attackers to access to important information like credit card numbers, passwords, and emails transmitted over Wi-Fi networks. This vulnerability can also allow attackers to potentially infoect your devices with malware or ransomware.

How to protect your devices against KRACK

  • Wi-Fi users should immediately update their Wi-Fi enabled devices as soon as a software update is made available. Wi-Fi enabled devices are anything that connects to the internet – from laptops, tablets, and smartphones to other smart devices such as wearables and home appliances.
  • Stay informed – Learn More about the KRACK vulnerability.
  • Only browse secure websites whose URL begin with  HTTPS. HTTPS-enabled websites privides an extra layer of security by using encription.
  • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – Consider using a secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) such as Norton WiFI Privacy or NordVPN, to help protect your data against this new threat.

Note: Changing your Wi-Fi password will not prevent attacks.