A vulnerability in WiFi security was identified, and information about the vulnerability has been shared by the security community. Wireless device manufacturers are in process of patching their devices to secure their products from the vulnerability.
What is KRACK?
An attacker within range of a user can exploit weaknesses in WPA2 security using key reinstallation attacks (KRACKs). Essentially, WPA2 encryption has been considered highly secure and still is. However, a vulnerability in the protocol can allow information transmitted wirelessly (between your wireless router and your devices) can be read.
Attached is an article from a leading Canadian security journalist that explains it well. https://www.itworldcanada.com/article/wifi-vulnerability-looks-really-bad/397720
What should you do to stay safe?
Ensure your wireless devices are running the most recent firmware. These wireless devices include your wireless routers, any devices using wifi such as your laptops, phones, or IoT/smart devices like lights and locks.
For clients of our security services, we will be moving to help you patch this vulnerability. If you have your own security consultant, I’m sure they’ve already been in touch with you. If you do not have someone working with you on security issues or if you just have questions, we’d be glad to talk with you.
We are here to help
We have recently held a webinar to educate companies on issues related to security. We have a white paper entitled “A Practical Guide to Security” to provide, as the title implies, some practical advice for you.
We also have a program that we are offering to provide an assessment of your current vulnerabilities, please let your Account Manager know if you are interested.
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If you or your colleagues have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our helpdesk at (647) 435-4644, option 2 or to your Account Manager directly. If you have a security issue or just need to sleep better at night, call us. We’re here to help.