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KRACK Attack

Attack Puts Wi-Fi Connections at Risk

A serious new vulnerability called KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attacks) was announced recently, likely impacting anyone who uses Wi-Fi. All Wi-Fi connection points and devices could be vulnerable-your local coffee shop, home, or workplace connection.
KRACK can allow attackers access to important information like credit card numbers, passwords, and emails transmitted over Wi-Fi networks. This vulnerability can also allow attackers to potentially infect your devices with malware or ransomware.

 Tips to help protect your devices against KRACK

What should you do?
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.
Should you change your Wi-Fi password?
No. This vulnerability does not affect the password to your router's Wi-Fi network. Regardless of if your Wi-Fi network is password protected, this new vulnerability still puts your data at risk because it affects the devices and the Wi-Fi itself, not your home router, which is what the password protects. However, it is advisable to update the password once the router has been updated.
Browse securely and consider VPN
For those users whose routers, PCs and smartphones don't yet have updates, there are some measures they can take to protect online privacy.
Only browse secure websites whose URL begins with HTTPS. HTTPS-enabled websites provides an extra layer of security by using encryption.
Consider using a secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) software, which could protect users, as it will encrypt all traffic.

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