WPA2 cracked... virtually all wifi routers affected...

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  1. RJM62

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    Whenever a wired connection is an option, I use it. When away from home, especially if I must use WiFi, I also use a public VPN. I'm currently using AirVPN, which seems no worse than most I've used and has a good reputation. The only problem is that many financial sites won't let you log in through a proxy server, although that seems to be changing with two-factor authentication.

    Using a wired connection is no guarantee that there's no snooping or sloppiness in the security. But it does subtract one potential vulnerability from the mix.

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    Thanks!
     
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    I had a paid proxy server once and indeed had trouble using some sites that wouldn't let you use a proxy. So I discontinued it. I wanted to find a proxy service that hides the fact you are using a proxy. Don't know if such a thing exists but seemed to be what was needed to avoid that problem.
     
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    Excuse my ignorance -- would hidden networks be any better off than those displayed on WiFi menus? Or does KRACK circumvent that precaution?
     
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    Hidden networks offer no security. The traffic between your network and client devices is easily detected and would allow a potential attacker to identify your network.

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