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Staying safe in a connected world

Avast Blog – 8.11.18

Between ransomware, data breaches, cryptojacking, supply chain attacks, and mobile malware, it’s never been more important to protect your digital life.

At a time when we are more reliant on technology than ever, a time when attackers are employing innovation, organization, and sophistication against us to uncover new vulnerabilities and escape detection, effective precautions are a must.

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New Wi-Fi attack can crack your passwords

Avast Blog – 8.10.18 (8.8.18)

When you’re using a Wi-Fi network these days, chances are you are counting on one of these protocols: WPA or WPA2. In short, your Wi-Fi signal is protected by the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA or WPA2) encryption standard. These wireless industry standards were designed to prevent potential hackers from intercepting the signal and reading your browsing data. Here’s the bad news: It was just reported that while investigating the new WP3 standard, a security researcher managed to break the encryption. So what’s the good news? At least now we know.

Source: New Wi-Fi attack can crack your passwords | Avast

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