KRACK Security vulnerability found in WPA2 – a protocol that secures “ALL” modern protected Wi-Fi networks.

This is an advisory to notify you that in the last 24 hours a security vulnerability has been found in the WPA2 Protocol – a protocol that secures ALL modern day protected WiFi networks.

Please refer to the articles below for more information.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-17/wi-fi-vulnerable-to-hacks-after-flaw-discovered/9056334

https://www.wired.com/story/krack-wi-fi-wpa2-vulnerability/

It is advised that if you are working on sensitive information, please revert to using your ‘blue network cable’ to be physically connected to the internet.

Please note that this affects all WiFi devices or all devices that have WiFi capabilities – smartphones, laptops, routers, smart TV’s and fridges, iPads and WiFi Tablets, Xbox, PlayStation etc etc. It is a vulnerability within the protocol and no ‘single vendor’ is responsible for it.

If you have any concerns about this, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information but in the meantime, limit your use on WiFi wherever possible, revert to cabled networking, or use your phone data 4G, 3G GPRS network to access the internet. Note that using 4G/3G/GPRS will increase your data usage on your mobile phone, so be aware.

NB: connecting your laptop to your phone via ‘WiFi’ is using the WiFi and is susceptible to the same vulnerability, this includes using your mobile phone as a ‘HOTSPOT’ .

Using your mobile data ‘Dongle’ or Telstra Dongle should be OK, as long as it is physically plugged in (via USB or USB Cable) and not connected using the WiFi protocol.

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IPhone 8 and iPhone X Australia stream launch time – September 13th, 1 a.m. PERTH, 3 a.m. SYDNEY / MELBOURNE

Apple will start streaming details about the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X at 1 a.m. Perth time (3 a.m. Eastern standard time – Sydney / Melbourne)

There are a ton of rumours on the web as it is so I’ll leave it to you guys to Google the info but it’s expected that the additional iPhone X is the tenth anniversary edition (X being the number ten in Roman numerals), and will feature wireless charging. 

Here’s a link to find out more about iPhone Ten (iPhone X)

iPhone X and 8 launched by Apple biggest ´leap forward since original´ smartphone:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-13/apple-unveils-10-year-anniversary-iphone-in-major-product-launch/8922470

More Apple iPhone 8 cases leaked again.

More cases are being flaunted for the upcoming iPhone 8, this time by Rock.

There’s very little doubt about what the new iPhone will look like now, so all we are waiting to confirm are the final specifications.

PS – Apple iPhone 8 launch date is expected to be September 12, 2017.

Also, apparently Apple are also looking for another supplier for the OLED screens that they are currently purchasing from… You guessed it? Samsung. For more on that story…read here

https://www.channelnews.com.au/apple-urgently-need-new-oled-supplier-samsung-push-prices-up/

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Promo Code Australia American Express Promotion

Update: 7/09/2017

I supposed I am part of the lucky 100,000 Amex card holders…

Got the credit the very next day after ordering from Samsung – Thank you American Express and Samsung 🙂

For those who are lucky enough to be American Express card owners and would like to become a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 owner, this promo may come in handy…

https://www.americanexpress.com/au/network/shopping/doe-offer-detail.html?offer=GCOR_519779

By registering your details with American Express, Amex will give you a credit of AUD$150 towards the pre-order of your Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

You will have to click on ‘SAVE to CARD’ and enter your details and using the same card, purchase your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 from Samsung’s online store.

You must ensure that the card you register with Amex is the same card you use on Samsung’s store (I am sure they have some way of checking this).

It’s not great but it’s a whole 10% off the RRP of the phone, plus you are ordering it directly from Samsung.com.au which pretty much guarantees you, that you are getting it from the source.

Plus – you will also still get the wireless charger that is on offer during the promo period.

Amex has limited this to the first 100,000 card holders only – and full Terms and Conditions are on the Amex page – so good luck and happy shopping.

 

Samsung Note 8 Promotion Australia – Come on Samsung – Why are some of us ‘MORE’ equal than others?

For those of you who have put in orders for the Samsung Note 8, and for those who haven’t, I can’t help but feel a bit frustrated about the level of commitment Samsung has for it’s customers.

Are Australians (and the rest of us around the globe), not ‘loyal‘ enough for Samsung to be treated equally?

In Australia – the promotion to pre-order the Samsung Note 8, is a bonus wireless charger (valued at AUD$119)

https://shop.samsung.com/au/mobile/galaxy-note8

AUS Note 8

Meanwhile – in the USA, you get a choice of a Gear 360 Camera OR – 128GB Transflash card AND the convertible wireless charger.

http://www.samsung.com/us/galaxy/note8/buy/

US Note 8 Promo

 

But wait … there’s more… and if you are a ‘loyal customer’ who previously owned a Note 7 (of which I have owned both the original, and the second one that they recalled – and cried profusely when I had to return it…), Samsung are offering up to US$425 credit towards the Note 8 as well…

http://www.samsung.com/us/galaxy/note8/Note7Promo/

US Note 7 Loyalty

Come on Samsung – we are all one global group of loyal NOTE customers who have had to feel the ‘hurt’ of having to return the Note 7.

How about a little love for all of us – even those of us here DownUnder.

What the iPhone 8 looks like – design accidentally leaked..?

It would appear that this looks like a potential design leak for the iPhone 8.

A retailer has accidentally dropped the ball by offering a shockproof iPhone 8 case for trial or testing.

From the looks of it, there is a dual camera which is placed vertically instead of horizontally, as per iPhone 7.

Also the iPhone 8 screen appears to go from edge to edge with no bezel around it, implying that it’s going to utilise the full front of the screen.

Although this is nothing much in terms of “new” news, but it’s one step closer to confirming its design.