ANOTHER KRACK IN THE WALL

Last week, the tech support community was thrown into the middle of a wild ride when we were told about a WiFi vulnerability called Krack that affected millions of devices worldwide.

In this particular instance, people could sit between a fully up-to-date computer and an unpatched WiFi device, and by pretending to be the WiFi network in question, could use methods to steal data that would otherwise be encrypted.

The really scary thing about this particular vulnerability is that if you don’t keep on top of your WiFi hardware updates, you are likely vulnerable to this and have no idea!  Many companies use hardware that either doesn’t update its firmware often, or hasn’t been checked by their IT support to keep things up-to-date in a long time.

At iTology, we believe in keeping every aspect of your system as up-to-date as possible.  On top of computer updates, we also regularly check for and install important hardware updates on a daily basis.  Within a day of the exploit being announced, all of our partners networks had been patched, all without downtime or the need for an onsite visit!

If you aren’t sure about the state of your network, your friendly team of iTologists would love to come provide a network assessment!  We can provide the patches needed to keep the Kracks in your wall from leading to a much bigger problem.

Cory Carson