CONSUMER ALERT: Make Sure Your WiFi Devices are Protected against KRACK
released on October 18, 2017
found in newsletter: October 2017
ATLANTA, GA –Attorney General Chris Carr is warning consumers about a new cybersecurity threat, Key Reinstallation Attacks or “KRACK.” You may have read about how this WiFi vulnerability can leave your data exposed for hackers to take. To help keep yourself safe from a “KRACK” please see the following tips:
Update your smartphone to the most recent operating system.
Restart your computer daily and allow updates to install.
Refrain from using your laptop or smartphone on public wireless networks until you verify that a patch is installed on your device; consider using your cellular network to connect instead.
Continue to use “WPA2” because it is still the most secure WiFi protocol currently available, according to experts.
For more tips and to read about how we are recognizing National Cyber Security Awareness Month, click here.
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