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WPA2 wireless is not safe

If you are running wireless in the home or even in the workplace, you need to read more on this blog post.

The following news is taken from "Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures" (aka CVE) with the reference CVE-2017-13080. This may not be a website you recognise, but the IT industry refers to this for new information and this will list information for you on how to stay safe.

Cisco who provide routers and wireless access points to many businesses have responded with a bulletin and what steps to take. This was released 16th October.

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This vulnerability affects all wireless devices from phones, tablets and computers. Microsoft, Google and Apple will release security updates (if you have not noticed them already).

We also have a YouTube video explaining many of these points and how Krack Attack works.

How do I stay safe?
The best advise is to liaise with your IT department or seek the help of a local IT company for more info. For home users, we advise you to keep all your IT devices (even mobile phones) up to date. If you go to your system settings, there will be an option to "check for updates".

If you would like to know more, please feel free to call our team on 01489 290 001.

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