KRACK Vulnerablity Warning

A serious new vulnerability called KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attacks) was announced recently, likely impacting anyone who uses Wi-Fi. All Wi-Fi connection points and devices could be vulnerable. KRACK can allow attackers access to important information like credit card numbers, passwords, and emails transmitted over any Wi-Fi network.

 

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This vulnerability can also allow attackers to potentially infect your devices with malware or ransomware.

Protect your devices against KRACK:

  • Wi-Fi users should update their Wi-Fi-enabled devices as soon as a software updates are made available. Wi-Fi enabled devices are anything that connects to the Internet..
  • Consumers are now being advised to ONLY browse secure websites whose URL begins with HTTPS. (HTTPS-enabled websites provides an extra layer of security by using encryption.)

How does this effect your company's website?

If your company's website address URL DOES NOT begin with a HTTPS, in future, your customers may be very cautious to view your website or complete any website forms on your website.

How do you convert your website show this security?

In order to convert your existing hosting account to add this extra layer of encryption, you should purchase an SSL certificate from your hosting company. This is an annual charge and the SSL certificate term will be based on when the SSL certificate is purchased from your hosting company.

I would strongly recommend that all websites should seriously considering adding this SSL encryption to their websites soon as possible.

Please Note: I have also read that in future, Google and Chrome search engines may lower SEO rankings on websites who do not have this SSL security certificate running on their websites.