August 29, 2020

What You Need You Know About The-Krack Wifi Vulnerability

Bones Ijeoma

CEO and co-founder

Key Reinstallation AttaCK also known as The-Krack, Wi-Fi vulnerability, flaw allows attackers to eavesdrop and intercept your data. Learn how to stay safe.

A serious Wi-Fi vulnerability affecting nearly every Wi-Fi network and device was made public last week. This flaw allows attackers to eavesdrop and intercept your data, including passwords, credit card information, emails, photos, etc... It can also be used to inject malware including ransomware into visited websites. This vulnerability, known as KRACK (Key Reinstallation AttaCK), works by tricking wireless access points into reusing encryption keys, which allows attackers to decrypt your data.

How to stay safe:

  • Update all your devices to the latest versions. The best thing you can do is check for updates for all of your electronics and make sure they stay updated.
  • If you are a managed services client with AllSafe IT, you don't have to worry! We automatically update your devices and network equipment on a regular basis.
  • If your device manufacturer has not released an update yet, treat all Wi-Fi networks like coffee shops with open, unencrypted, wireless.
  • Continue using the WPA2 protocol for your wireless networks. It's still the most secure option available.

Call us if you have any questions or concerns or drop us a line via the form here. AllSafe IT is here to help!