The KRACK Virus
If you use wifi with ANY device, you are vulnerable to the KRACK virus. This can affect ANY operating system, so protect yourself whether you use a Mac or a Windows PC. You are also vulnerable on your mobile device – both iOS and Android. This virus could break your WI-FI security. This can be used to steal credit card numbers, passwords, photos, etc…
To protect yourself, make sure you apply all updates to your operating system. If your Windows system updates automatically, chances are you are already safe. The Windows patch was actually delivered around October 10th. If you have an option to use a wired network instead of a wi-fi network, that would be a very easy protection. However, if you do this, make sure and DISABLE the wi-fi connection. Also, as always, keep your antivirus software up to date.
Below is a link to a website with a list of firmware and driver updates for this vulnerability. If you can, check to see if your router or wireless card manufacturer is on the list and update if you can.
Tip of the month
How iOS 11 can help control the storage on your iPhone
A frequently asked question is about the storage capacity on an iPhone. How are you supposed to know where the space is disappearing to! iOS 11 has a new feature to really help with the situation. Go to General – iPhone Storage. The first thing you will see are Recommendations. My first was iCloud Photo Library. It showed this – Optimize Photos – Enable. If I enable this option, it will save me 4.65 GB of space. How? The promise – “Full resolution photos and videos are safely stored in iCloud and your iPhone will use small size versions. I did enable it and looked at my photos. They looked fine and I saved space. Next came an offer to Offload Unused Apps. If enabled, it will delete apps when you’re low on storage, but your documents and data will be saved. This is all worth a look. The section will also show you apps and how much space they take up. I have no use for iMovie, so it will be deleted and save me 680 mb.