Hackers can easily get access to your data. You can thank Wi-Fi for that
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Researchers have long said that all our networks and devices are susceptible to hacking if not protected properly. This was re-emphasized following the ‘’KRACK’’ Wi-Fi breach that happened last fall. It’s remarkable that after all these years of wireless internet, there still are some flaws in its security. This is due to failings in the WPA2 protocol.
Key Reinstallation Attack, or KRACK, occurs when a hacker breaks the encrypted code that connects your router to other devices connected to that particular network. When hacked, the network is breached, and the hacker has access to the information circulating on it, from pictures to contact lists, all the way to emails.
Thankfully, there is a remedy to this kind of cyberattack that can be applied to your device. Users can install a backwards-compatible patch; however, this is not feasible for everyone. The patch requires the device to be running on the latest update of the operating system and some devices can’t support these updates.
Another solution would be to use a VPN. This creates a virtual layer around your data while being transferred from device to device through the vulnerable network, protecting it from hackers. This is how CEO of AnchorFree and HotspotShield, David Gorodyansky, described the VPN advantage:
“Using a VPN in this situation, to use a very, very simple metaphor, is as if someone has stuck their head through your window as you discuss sensitive matters – but you’re speaking a language they don’t (and can’t) understand,” he said.
Evizone works in a similar way. Any time you store or send a file over Evizone, the information is encrypted and kept wholly within the Evizone platform, making it impossible for anyone to access your data – whether it’s a KRACK attack or a traditional systems breach.
Evizone provides its customers with the best data protection services. Our military-grade encryption and our proprietary software allow you to share information with no fear of being hacked. Try for yourself by testing our free trial.
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Evizone Ltd. is a revolutionary secure communications, encryption and compliance software and service provider based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Evizone offers innovative enterprise solutions in secure messaging (next generation beyond encrypted e mail) and encryption, encryption at rest, regulatory compliance, compliance archiving, WORM compliance, 17a-4 compliance, document life cycle management and communications governance and risk management. Evizone’s services protect organizations through best in class security, encryption, recipient controls, document life cycle management, discovery management, compliance management, compliance archiving, tamper proof WORM and 17a-4 compliance archiving and complete audit records against the enormous damage caused by communications breaches. Evizone’s patented technologies offer a level of security impossible to obtain with conventional or encrypted email and fast, powerful, user friendly compliance archiving. Evizone’s services are immediately available on multiple platforms and provide the strongest commercially available communications security and compliance archiving. You can follow Evizone on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.