Wi-Fi Security Alert in Tucson

KRACK Wi-Fi Security Alert for Tucson

The recently announced KRACK security problem has prompted CCS to issue a wi-fi security alert in Tucson, a wi-fi security alert in Oro Valley, and a wi-fi security alert in Marana.


A wi-fi security problem announced this week means your data could be at risk.  All users of wi-fi are potentially at risk.


Major technology companies including Google, Microsoft and Apple are issing patches to protect wi-fi security,  However their timelines indicate the roll out could be months out in some cases.  

Microsoft has issued patches for Windows 7, Window 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

Google and Apple - not yet announced as of October 19.


Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK)

KRACK stands for Key Reinstallation Attack.  By explointing a security problem in the protocol used by wireless networks, KRACK allows a hacker to collect data or insert malware onto your site


USB FLASH DRIVE RISK.  

KRACK also gives an attacker access to all information on your computer and any data in a storage device you have attached, like a USB flash drive or external hard drive.  


For large businesses where data is shared on a network, the problem can be significant

How Can You Protect Against Wi-Fi Security Issues?

  1. Know what kind of devices you have.
  2. Make sure you are running the latest version of firmware on your networking devices.
  3. Ensure your operating systems are fully patched.
  4. Avoid public wi-fi networks and websites that don't use HTTPS protocol.  
  5. Keep wi-fi off when you don't need it.
  6. Periodically check your personal firewall to make sure no pinholes have been opened.

Questions about WI-FI Security?

Continental Computer Services provides computer support for home and business computers. 


Call on us for help with wi-fi security in Olympia, wi-fi security in Marana, or wi-fi security in Oro Valley.