There is a new vulnerability that has been found in the WPA2 protocol that you are most likely using for your wi-fi at home.
The flaw is known as KRACK. It’s my understanding that if you’re running Windows Microsoft patched it this month. I believe Macs are ok as well. Portable devices and routers need to be checked to make sure you have the latest updates. All the manufactures were advised of the flaw a while ago in time to get the fix in place before it going public.
I called Spectrum and their support had absolutely no clue (didn’t even know about it) as to if or when their routers would be updated to fix the flaw.
Note, the flaw is in all unpatched devices using WPA2 (if you’re using a weaker protocol you’re still at risk and then some.)
If you have a 3rd party router like a Linksys, DLink, ASUS, Belkin, etc. you need to go to the manufacture’s site and download and install the latest firmware. I know for most of you that’s something you don’t know how to do so contact me and we’ll set up a time for me to remote in and take care of it for you for a nominal (that means cheap) cost. It only takes a few minutes.
Make sure your iPhones, iPads and Android devices are all up to date. The only good thing about this is that someone has to be in wi-fi range to take advantage of the flaw.