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You have probably heard about the latest Wi-Fi vulnerability called KRACK. What does this mean for you? Look here for 5 ways to protect your business. http://ow.ly/fxSU30fZ0f9
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You have probably heard about the latest vulnerability that affects most modern wi-fi networks.
The possible exploit is called KRACK.
The vulnerability is related to a discovered flaw in the WPA and WPA2 encryption protocols used by most modern wi-fi access points.
WPA and WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access II) are also currently used as a security layer so only authorised devices can connect to your w-fi network
In simple terms, an attacker can adopt a man-in-the-middle position and force access points and client devices to reinstall a different encryption key you think is protecting your traffic.The KRACK attack allows an attacker to intercept wi-fi traffic,.
A criminal could then not only decrypt network traffic from a victim's device on a WPA/2 network, but also hijack connections and in some cases inject malware or ransomware into unencrypted websites (those not using SSL) visited by the victim's device. Users could also be redirected to malicious websites.
What does this mean for you?
Don’t panic. No, you do not need to turn off your Wi-Fi network. There have been no known attacks taking advantage of this vulnerability - yet.
An attack would have to be very sophisticated using special hardware on-site. This limits the potential for concern.
Disable the 802.11r protocol on your access point as it currently has a particular sort of vulnerability.
Implement Best Practices.
Your IT Support provider should already be installing the right firmware updates from your vendors as they become available. Both sides of the wi-fi connection need to be updated - your "client" device (smartphone, laptop, tv, etc.) and the Wi-Fi Access Point (AP) you are connecting to.
Note some clients Android 6 and Linux devices are more susceptible than others.
Schedule a regular audit of your Wi-Fi network to ensure best practices are being applied.
Enable Rogue Detection on your Access Points. This is a feature which detects and blocks devices pretending to be authorised.
Implement RADIUS technology for more robust security authentication on your corporate network.
Until you are updated, only use sites and services that use HTTPS as they encrypt data from your web browser to the server and back.
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Are your Business Passwords Already Up for Sale?
Over the past 12 months, I have personally spoken with over 100 Australian business owners, and found that a whopping 42% have had at least 1 Ransomware Attack or Data Breach.
I am sure you’d agree – that is just shocking. Stop tolerating….
How is this happening?
Employees, left to their own devices, don’t know how to manage passwords. This results in them being easily hacked, sold on the dark web and leaving your business as an easy target for ransomware / data breaches.
Another independent survey* showed:
60% of employees use their business accounts (often their email address) and the same passwords for everything (including for personal purposes).
81% of data breaches are due to weak, default or stolen passwords
Worse yet, the passwords were the same as on the survey conducted last year!
Is your password on this list below? (link to post
Note : Criminals read the same surveys
Once a username and password is known it is extremely valuable and likely to be useful for some time…
But what if the breach has already happened?
How would you know? What user accounts and passwords are already compromised?
Sensible Business Solutions today launches a brand new Dark Web Search service that continuously monitors the dark web for user names and passwords that are currently offered for sale and how the breach occurred. http://ow.ly/FbTT30ftYMK
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Are your Business Passwords Already Up for Sale?
Over the past 12 months, I have personally spoken with over 100 Australian business owners, and found that a whopping 42% have had at least 1 Ransomware Attack or Data Breach.
I am sure you’d agree – that is just shocking. Stop tolerating….
How is this happening?
Employees, left to their own devices, don’t know how to manage passwords. This results in them being easily hacked, sold on the dark web and leaving your business as an easy target for ransomware / data breaches.
Another independent survey* showed:
60% of employees use their business accounts (often their email address) and the same passwords for everything (including for personal purposes).
81% of data breaches are due to weak, default or stolen passwords
Worse yet, the passwords were the same as on the survey conducted last year!
Is your password on this list below? (link to post
Note : Criminals read the same surveys
Once a username and password is known it is extremely valuable and likely to be useful for some time…
But what if the breach has already happened?
How would you know? What user accounts and passwords are already compromised?
Sensible Business Solutions today launches a brand new Dark Web Search service that continuously monitors the dark web for user names and passwords that are currently offered for sale and how the breach occurred. http://ow.ly/hF8930ftYsf
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Beware of iOS 11- Cannot Send Emails!
Apple launched iOS 11 last Tuesday, 19th September, 2017.
However, there is a bug in the latest iOS which affects the native Apple Mail app (Mail.app) on your iPhone or iPad which will prevent you from sending or replying to emails.
You might see an error message that says "Cannot Send Mail. The message was rejected by the server."
This will affect you if your email account is hosted by Microsoft on Outlook.com or Office 365, or an Exchange Server 2016 running on Windows Server 2016 you will have this issue.
Although, Apple and Microsoft are trying to resolve this issue - there has been nothing released yet.
WHAT DO YOU DO?
You have these immediate options:
1. Delay upgrading to iOS 11
Too Late ?
2. Install the Microsoft Outlook app from the app store (it doesn't have this issue)
OR
3. Rollback to a previous version of iOS. http://ow.ly/BopW30fjFsb
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I had the craziest experience this week.
A business owner we spoke with had a ransomware attack on Monday, and his entire team of 100 staff got locked out of their network. http://ow.ly/60CD30ePHmM
Clearly his current IT infrastructure wasn’t up to scratch, which lead to this problem and his team’s productivity going out the window, costing him thousands in lost revenue and hard wage costs - essentially he was paying for an empty office.
His current IT company (which let the problem into his network), scrambled on a fix and managed to get him back up and running the next day.
The most shocking thing here wasn’t that his IT company didn’t have his protection up to scratch ... it was the comment he made to us:
“It only took 1 day for our IT company to fix it and get us back up and running... Wasn’t that good! We feel no need to change providers.”
This blew my mind.
How can a small business owner:
1. Continue to pay a provider that’s not keeping their IT up to date with best practice?
2. Accept a full 8 hours of productivity loss, across 100 staff. That is at least $30,000 of wages that result in ZERO productivity for the day?
3. Then think that 8 hours to resolve the problem is a good result!
4. Want to stick with a company that caused all this headache, loss of revenue and $30,000 expense?
5. Keep operating the same way, with the possibility of having to tolerate it again?
Is this what the IT industry has come to? Is this the accepted expectation levels?
We’re really proud to be able to say that not a single client of ours has ever lost 1 hour of productivity due to Ransomware or Virus attacks.
I know it may be hard to believe, but it’s the lengths we go to, and the expectation we set for our clients.
Has this happened to you?
Do you think you’re settling too?
Do you no longer want to settle?
I would love to hear about your experiences or expectations around this – it’s been bugging me all week!
Stop Settling!
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