Protecting against Wi-fi Cracks!

  • Posted By: Techtron

You may have asked yourself: “Is it really that bad when someone cracks a Wi-fi connection?” well, we can tell you that it’s not, it’s far worse! A hacker that infiltrates a Wi-Fi connection can do unthinkable damage by accessing sensitive and confidential information.

From ID numbers and credit card details, to access codes of government documents, roller-coasters and car parking lot security systems, a compromised Wi-fi connection can be the source of a lot of heartache for lots of different people, for things that matter most to them.

For that reason, it’s very important to do everything to protect your connection, whether you use Wi-fi on a personal or professional capacity, you need to seal the “KRACKS.”

Wi-Fi hacks have become more common and more daring over the years; however, most of them have easily accessible walls to block them. But recently, (as documented by an earlier Techtron blog post) Key Reinstallation Attacks (KRACKS) have been discovered as the next big threat to wireless connections, and there is no way to defend against them completely.

In order to know which is the best method to protect your connection, you need to understand how hackers infiltrate your connection. Wi-fi connections are protected by security programs called Wi-fi Protected Access (WPA) and Wi-fi Protected Access II (WPA 2) protocol programs.

These programs are targeted by hackers using many encryption codes. To better safeguard your Wi-fi connection against these hacks, it might be useful to follow the instructions below recommended by Wonderhowto.com.

(Note: These methods are not guaranteed to stop hackers.)

  1. Update your computers:

    Following Mathy Vanhoef’s security research, it was revealed that the WPA and WPA2 networks are vulnerable to cryptographic attacks. Vanhoef’s research also reveals that computers and smartphones with older software were at greater risk of falling to KRACK attacks. To avoid this, it is necessary to update your software as often as possible.

  2. Update your routers:

    Your resource to the link to the internet is also vulnerable, so get patches when they are available. Getting patch information from your ISP on the best way to keep your router secure, is the best way to do this at present.

  3. Update your Security Cameras, Light bulbs, doorbells and streaming boxes:

    Wonderhowto.com reports that every application on your computer, tablet or smartphone which routinely connects you to the internet needs to be updated as well and they need to be updated as frequently as possible to prevent hackers from studying algorithms and then bypassing them with impunity.

The key is updating and changing all your utilities, so they cannot be studied, replicated or manipulated by potential hackers. Do your best to protect yourself and your information.

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