Are you properly prepared for a cyber-attack? This is a question most business owners aren’t quite sure how to answer. Unfortunately, cyber-attacks are on the rise with companies across a wide range of industries affected. Security threats such as viruses and malware can significantly affect your organization’s ability to complete even simple tasks.
Over the past year, Mint Controls has spoken with several security professionals to analyze the risk businesses face today. Through our research, we have pinpointed three major security vulnerabilities that could potentially affect your mobile security on your computer, IOT devices, and printers.
This cyber-attack exploits Bluetooth connections in order to target and take control of your device. BlueBourbe can affect computers, mobile phones, printers, and other IOT devices regardless of whether they are running Android or Windows Operating System.
It is important to note that WinCE, Windows Embedded Handheld devices, Zebra Link OS Printers, and CAG specials released after January 1st, 2013 will not fall victim to this type of attack.
Key Reinstallation Attacks or KRACK is a security vulnerability that targets a key step in the Wi-Fi authentication protocol. KRACK breaks the security encryption, allowing hackers to tamper with Wi-Fi packets. This type of attack affects any type of device that connects to Wi-Fi including mobile phones, computers, and IOT devices.
Spectra and Meltdown
Spectra and Meltdown are two vulnerabilities that malware can exploit as speculative execution channels. While Spectra steals data from the memory of other applications you have running on a device, Meltdown enables the reading of protected memory.
Protect Your Devices
Upgrading to the newest system can help you avoid potential downtime and loss of data caused by cyber-attacks. It’s also important to keep up with all updates. Missing even one update can put your device at risk.
At Mint Controls we understand how important it is to protect your devices and data from security threats. We take every precaution to ensure the full protection of systems and data. Please contact us to learn more about our unique approach to cyber security.