The ‘Secure’ WPA2 Wi-Fi Standard Has a Huge, Dangerous Flaw

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Internet, Security News

When you set up a new Wi-Fi network, you’re probably conditioned by now to check the “WPA2” box. You may not specifically know when or why someone advised you to do this, but it was solid advice. Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 is the current industry standard that encrypts traffic on Wi-Fi networks to thwart eavesdroppers. And since it’s been the secure option since 2004, WPA2 networks are absolutely everywhere. They’re also, it turns out, vulnerable to cryptographic attack.

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How an Accidental ‘Kill Switch’ Slowed Friday’s Massive WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Posted by on May 13, 2017 in Security News, Virus Alert Information

Amid a desperate situation on Friday in which hundred of thousands of WannaCry ransomware attacks pelted computers in nearly 100 countries, one stroke of good fortune hit, too. As the malware analysis expert who calls himself MalwareTech rushed to examine the so-called WannaCry strain, he stumbled on a way to stop it from locking computers and slow its spread. All it took was ten bucks, and a little luck.

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