Don’t let the Krack get you!

Don’t let the Krack get you!

November 2, 2017

What you can do

So what can you do right now?

Keep using the WPA2 protocol for your networks. It is still the most secure option available for most wireless networks.

Update all your devices and operating systems to the latest versions. The most effective thing you can do is check for updates for all of your electronics and make sure they stay updated. Users are at the mercy of manufacturers and their ability to update existing products. Microsoft, for example, has already released a security update to patch the vulnerability. Google said in a statement that it “will be patching any affected devices in the coming weeks.” Patches for Linux’s hostapd and WPA Supplicant are also available.

We would suggest that our customers who apply the update released on October 10th from Microsoft, or have automatic updates enabled, will be far better protected. We continue to encourage customers to turn on automatic updates, use the latest version of their software to help ensure they are protected.

ZDNET released a great read “SPECIAL FEATURE: CYBERWAR AND THE FUTURE OF CYBERSECURITY” where ZDNET supplied a link to:

Here’s every patch for KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability available right now

A little bit of comfort can be taken knowing that, most sensitive communications that might be intercepted these days, such as interactions with your financial institution or browsing email, are likely already protected end-to-end with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption that is separate from any encryption added by WPA2 — i.e., any connection in your browser that starts with “https://”.

To all our customer please be vigilant and at any time you have any questions, please contact us.