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SonicWall protects against KRACKs in wireless network security.
Recommendations for protecting you and your customers’ wireless deployments from KRACK vulnerabilities.
Learn More About KRACKs

On October 16, 2017, Dutch security researchers made public their findings that demonstrated fundamental design flaws in WPA2 that could lead to man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks on wireless networks. Named KRACKs, or key reinstallation attacks, this technique can theoretically be used by attackers to steal sensitive information from unsuspecting wireless users leveraging these flaws in the Wi-Fi standard.

SonicWall Capture Labs evaluated these vulnerabilities and determined that our SonicPoint and SonicWave wireless access points, as well as our TZ and SOHO wireless firewalls, are not vulnerable. No updates are needed for SonicWall wireless access points or firewalls with integrated wireless.

This is the firewall we have been recommending to our clients for over 15 years. Call us at 343-2713 with any questions on what is right for you.
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Wireless WPA-2 protocol Hacked!

A serious weaknesses in WPA2, a protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks has been discovered. An attacker within range of a victim can exploit these weaknesses using key reinstallation attacks (KRACKs). Attackers can use this novel attack technique to read information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted. This can be abused to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos, and so on. The attack works against ALL!! modern protected Wi-Fi networks. It is also possible to inject and manipulate data. For example, an attacker might be able to inject ransomware or other malware into websites. The weaknesses are in the Wi-Fi standard itself, and not in individual products or implementations. Any correct implementation of WPA2 is likely affected today.

Also this attack actually highlighted both the macOS and OpenBSD as they are is significantly easier than most other systems to hack into using this new vulnerability. (on a side note did you know MAC had almost 2X the vulnerabilities quietly patched by Apple last year then Microsoft). No system is safe in todays hacker landscape.

As I have stated for years if a human creates a protection scheme a human can break it. WIFI has never been a high recommendation of mine for any secure data and this attack certainly highlights my reasoning. If you or your company have HIPPA data or keep things like credit card numbers on your machine, WIFI would be not be a recommendation until this issue it fully patched and corrected.

I want to make sure everyone I know understands how serious this is and that everyone gets the proper protection from those wanting to steal your data/get your customers/patients data as well.

In closing, nothing is safe that uses home user type wifi routers today. If you want a secure network you will need to use more than a home user router as none of these will protect you from this attack.

Feel free to contact us at 343-2713 to discuss what needs to be done to secure yourself and your data.

Paul
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Domain Names, Internet Advertising, Security, Web Design News, Web Site Security. These are some of the names this unscrupulous company uses.

Whether you have an actual website or just a domain name, you have likely received something in the mail that looks like an invoice. If it looks like the image I am posting here and you pay it, congratulations. You just got scammed.

If you are using us as a hosting service we handle all your domain related issues and billings, thus getting a bill out of the blue from some unknown company is not anything I would ever suggest paying. There is not even a phone number on the bill, first red flag. But wait it says the are BBB Accredited! After looking at the BBB site I found out that domain-listings likely did is paid the BBB for accreditation when they started their scam several years ago. This was done to enhanced their credibility as they sent out these "invoices". Then the complaints started piling up and the BBB revoked their accredited status. They, as true scammers do, continued using the BBB accredited logo on their mailings. Very sneaky if you asked me, certainly a huge RED flag!

In closing, we are here to help and I hope this information helps you to not get taken.

If you have any questions feel free to call us at 585-343-2713.

Paul
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