A New Hack Might Leave Your Secured Router Vulnerable

Think your wireless is secure? Think again.

We’ve always advised our customers to use WPA2 encryption for their wireless networks, and with good reason: with a good password WPA2 encryption can take millions of years for hackers to crack.

There’s a new loophole, though: WPS, a system that makes it easier to set up devices wirelessly, also makes it easier for hackers to get your wireless password. Those with geeky inclinations can check out the initial research, but everyone else should simply know this: WPS is not secure.

Here’s what we recommend: if you’re currently using WPS on your router, turn it off. Some routers won’t allow this, and you should know that you’re taking a risk by continuing to use that router. Think about replacing it, but know that an upcoming update might take care of the problem.

Are you not entirely sure what we’re talking about, and a little freaked out? Don’t be: we can take care of you. Give us a call or contact us and we’ll see what we can do for you.

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