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KRACK Attacks Wireless Vulnerability

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krackattacksOn Monday a research paper released that discussed how an attacker could compromise the WPA2 wireless encryption mechanism. This vulnerability has been dubbed Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK), aka Krack Attack. While this attack is especially effective against Linux and Android client devices, the paper goes on to describe that any device using the standard WPA2 wireless security is vulnerable and should be patched.

This is a dangerous vulnerability. In its current state, it is very difficult to execute and needs to have a very close physical presence to the wireless network being compromised. That being said, once code is released for this vulnerability, it’s only a matter of time before exploiting it becomes easier.

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Happy Labor Day

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Weston's offices will be closed on Monday, September 4th, 2017, for the Labor Day holiday.

Emergency support for network down work stoppages is available for our CompleteCare clients by calling your local Weston office and following the telephone prompts to contact the after-hours consultant (emergency/holiday rates may apply):

  • Bend: (541) 383-2340
  • Anchorage: (907) 375-8324
  • Spokane: (509) 228-7718

Weston wishes all of you a safe, enjoyable, and memorable Labor Day Weekend!

Upcoming Eclipse May Cause On-Site Delays

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last year or so, you’re probably well aware that a total eclipse is hitting the US on August 21, 2017. Weston’s main office is in Bend, Oregon, which is very close to the path of totality. Central Oregon is expected to get a massive influx of visitors, possibly hundreds of thousands of folks or more (depending on which news story you read).

Weston’s offices will be open normal office hours throughout August. However, if your company is in Central Oregon and we need to make an on-site visit to your offices, there will likely be a delay on the days leading up to, during, and after the eclipse (August 17 through August 23) because of congestion on the roads. If it’s a regularly scheduled appointment, we may need to reschedule because of traffic delays (we will contact you to reschedule). Traffic is already starting to get busy within the city limits of Bend, likely to only get worse as we approach August 21.

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you already know that your office is going to be closed during the eclipse, please contact us at or giving us a call at (541) 383-2340.

Happy Independence Day from Weston

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Weston's offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, for the Independence Day holiday. 

Emergency support is available for our CompleteCare and WestonEssentials clients by calling your local Weston office and following the telephone prompts to contact the after-hours consultant (emergency/holiday rates may apply):

  • Bend: (541) 383-2340
  • Anchorage: (907) 375-8324
  • Spokane: (509) 228-7718

Weston wishes all of you a safe, enjoyable, and memorable Fourth of July holiday.

Office 2007 Support Ends Soon

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Office 2007If you use Office 2007, you’ll want to upgrade your Office suite as Microsoft is ending support for the suite in October. What that means is that no security updates or patches will be released for the suite after that date.

If you’re using Outlook 2007 and Office 365 for email and calendars, you’ll have to upgrade your Office Suite because Office 365 will no longer support versions of Outlook older than Outlook 2010 – meaning you won’t be able to check your email unless you log into the Office365 Web Portal.

Because of the security risks involved with running out-of-support software – malware infections being the most obvious – we recommend running supported applications whenever possible (especially apps that are a frequent target of malware writers).

If you rely on Microsoft Office 2007 in your business, talk to us today about migrating your company to Office 365.