WPA2: Broken with KRACK. What now?

On social media right now, strong rumours are spreading that the WPA2 encryption scheme has been broken in a fundamental way. What this means: the security built into WiFi is likely ineffective, and we should not assume it provides any security. The current name I’m seeing for this is “KRACK”: Key Reinstallation AttaCK. If this… Read More »

Harvey and Irma – Reminders to Adopt/Reevaluate Your Disaster Recovery Plan

The effects of hurricanes like Harvey and the approaching Irma should be a reminder to all businesses of the importance of disaster recovery planning. When a storm approaches, a business’s first concern is how to protect its employees and physical property. However, we shouldn’t forget that a natural disaster can also destroy a business’s information and technology assets critical… Read More »

Apple expected to unveil 10th anniversary iPhones at Sept. 12 event

Apple’s faithful fans and investors won’t have to wait much longer to see what the iPhone maker has in store next. The company sent out invitations Thursday announcing Sept. 12 as the date for the company’s annual post-Labor Day showcase. As usual, the famously secretive Apple didn’t say what’s on tap, but this is typically… Read More »

Ukraine police make arrest in NotPetya ransomware case

Ukrainian police have arrested an individual accused of spreading the NotPetya malware, used in a cyberattack that knocked thousands of companies offline earlier this year. An unnamed 51-year-old from the southern city of Nikopol was detained by the state cyber-police last week after a raid was carried out at the alleged attacker’s home. In a… Read More »

TechRadar’s 8 Best Laptops of 2017

“Finding the best laptop for your needs is a tricky thing indeed. What’s your budget? Are you looking for a gaming laptop? Do you want the best 13-inch laptop or the best hybrid? TechRadar’s experts are here to help you work out which laptop is best for you. Whatever you choose to do with your… Read More »

Making Your Email Work For You

In today’s environment, email is the most important form of communication for just about every business (and for a lot of individuals as well). Which is why it still baffles me when I see professionals using a free or inadequate email services or attempting to maintain an onsite exchange environment themselves. Nowadays, high quality hosted… Read More »

The global ransomware epidemic is just getting started

WannaCry should have been a major warning to the world about ransomware. Then the GoldenEye strain of Petya ransomware arrived. What’s next? Thousands of computers around the world are getting locked up by a fast-spreading ransomware. Big businesses are getting hit. An entire hospital is shut out of its system. Suddenly, it’s everywhere: the next… Read More »