Welcome to e.Woke #27!
This week, we talk about different ways that you might need to reevaluate your digital security, including KRACK, Gmail, and Facebook phishing.
You might have heard about a new vulnerability for Wi-Fi, which impacts WPA and WPA2. WPA is Wireless Protected Access, and security researchers announced this week that “KRACK” has potential for Wi-Fi networks to be attacked. Here is everything you need to know, without the mass-media fear tactics. (via EFF)
Because of a certain someone and a certain incident, Google has decided to take a step in the right direction and will now provide more security options, instead of just receiving a code via SMS or app. The security option provided will be a key that cannot be stolen or duplicated from afar. (via Motherboard)
“Real friends. How many of us?” is a question that we need to be asking because of Facebook phishing scams. Attackers are tricking people into sharing codes by pretending to be a friend trying to get access into their own account. The trick is, the codes are to get access into your personal account, not for helping a friend access theirs. To understand how this feature works, you can head on to this Facebook post. (via The Hacker News)
Digital Security Tips, Resources, and Guides:
- Inside Two-Factor Authentication Apps (via Hack A Day)
- It Takes Just $1,000 To Track Someone’s Location With Mobile Ads (via WIRED)