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WiFi Flaw Can Breach Your Internet Connection

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WiFi Flaw Can Breach Your Internet Connection

Hackers can eavesdrop on your computer use, intercepting passwords and dropping ransomware onto your device if you use WiFi. A flaw called KRACK Attack was recently discovered by a Belgian security researcher. https://www.krackattacks.com It defeats the WPA2 encryption scheme of supposedly secure, password-protected WiFi access points (hotspots).You should continue to use passwords for our WiFi connections but cannot assume you are safe until you apply updates to your devices. UPDATE:  For information on fixes that stop KRACK from letting hackers intercept what you send and receive over WiFi, see: KRACK Attack Threatens All Wi-Fi Networks: What to Do  To limit...

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World Not Ready for this Cyberattack

cybersecurity vulnerabilities

World Not Ready for this Cyberattack

"This is different," said Ben-Oni. "It's a lot worse. It steals credentials..."

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Why Will Your Hard Drive Die?

backup risk vulnerabilities

Why Will Your Hard Drive Die?

A hard drive crash can spoil your whole day, or week! Why will it happen?

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New malware - ransom worms

ransomware vulnerabilities

New malware - ransom worms

A new type of malware, a cross between ransomware and worm viruses, flashed across the globe on May 12, 2017. It interrupted medical procedures at...

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Don't Get Hacked at a Hotspot

protection vulnerabilities

Don't Get Hacked at a Hotspot

Connecting to the internet using WiFi at a coffee shop or other public place, even with a password, makes you vulnerable. Subscribing to a VPN (virtual private network) service protects you when connecting to hotspots. Each year when April Fools Day comes around, let it serve as a reminder to evaluate your computer security protections. Aprils Fools is a favorite day for releasing computer malware that is no joke. I have researched VPN services and have one to recommend to you. Here's why you need a VPN subscription.Other users of a WiFi hotspot don't have to be computer geniuses to...

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