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The next LTS (Long Term Release) is due out as usual in April of even years . . (supported from April 2018 to April 2023).
After reading close to a dozen articles about this significant WiFi hack, I want to summarize the key few points that can protect you from being exploited:
NOTE: if you’re one of our 3 verified club users running Ubuntu 16.4.3 LTS, . . . then I don’t recommend you upgrade. The next LTS (18.04) is due for release in April 2018.
New forms of ransomware are spreading to the smartphone and thanks to the generally weak Android security defaults – – this is a risk. But awareness can cut down the risk much better than anti-malware apps.
In case you haven’t yet read about the “Krack” wifi security issues – below is a link that explains the whole situation.
But you should know that patches have been issued by most major software and router companies (MS, Apple, Ubuntu, Netgear, etc.) . . . BUT, patches are no good if not installed.
So, check your systems (routers, AP’s, laptops, desktops of ALL OS’s to apply the patch if not already done).
Due to a scenario that could affect every member of our computer club . . . a weak default user id and password on a network router. IF that’s combined with a faulty security setup for your wireless network . . it leaves your data “wide-open” . . .
Kaspersky software has been banned from all DOD and US Govt. entitities.
Here’s yet another reason why Kaspersky should be removed from any systems you control: