KRACK Wi-Fi attack threatens all networks: How to stay safe and what you need to know

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A devastating flaw in Wi-Fi’s WPA security protocol makes it possible for attackers to eavesdrop on your data when you connect to Wi-Fi. Dubbed KRACK, the issue affects the Wi-Fi protocol itself—not specific products or implementations—and “works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks,” according to Mathy Vanhoef, the researcher that discovered it. That means that if your device uses Wi-Fi, KRACK likely impacts it.

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How to Hacker-Proof Your Email in Four Steps From Lastpass

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Typically we think of our bank and financial accounts as being the most important accounts that we want to protect. But where does your bank or credit card link back to? Your email. Email truly is the gateway to your most valued and private information. When you reset your password for any site – of high value or low — it goes to your email. If a hacker has control of your email, they can reset nearly any account that you have. So don’t skimp when it comes to your email just because you’re worried about losing or not having access. The alternative of having your email hacked is much worse!

Equifax has been hacked, Millions may be exposed.

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September 7, 2017 — Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) today announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Based on the company’s investigation, the unauthorized access occurred from mid-May through July 2017. The company has found no evidence of unauthorized activity on Equifax’s core consumer or commercial credit reporting databases.

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Reversal of the Broadband Privacy Rule

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Last Tuesday the Congress passed a Rule that allows ISP (Internet Service Providers) to sell your personal data. This can include: browser history, geo locations, app data, health data, and everything done on a digital device connected to the world wide web. This data can be used to know when you wake up, know your schedule, and every habit you have. It will be just a matter of time before cyber criminals hack their way into this data to know everything about you and become you.