ALERT: KRACK Wi-Fi hack threatens all networks. Here’s how to stay safe.

ALERT: KRACK Wi-Fi hack threatens all networks. Here’s how to stay safe.

A serious flaw in the Wi-Fi standard has left millions of networks, computers, and devices vulnerable to potentially devastating attacks. Once infiltrated, the so-called KRACK exploit allows hackers to monitor all traffic you send over your Wi-Fi network. That includes private information like passwords, login info, as well as social security and credit card numbers.

Just say “no” to KRACK

Connecting Point’s Service Manager, Jason Kellogg, spoke recently to Newswatch 12’s Sionan Barrett about the threat presented by the KRACK exploit, and what can be done to make your network, your computers, and your devices safe and secure.

If you’d like more information, you can read this in-depth article from PC World.

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Deal of the Week | Wi-Fi Endoscope for Android/iOS $29.99 (reg. $49.99)

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THIS WEEK’S DOTW: Wi-Fi Endoscope/Borescope for $29.99
(reg. $49.99)

Dozens of potential uses: plumbing, wiring, automotive, education, aquariums, rescue operations, and more! Using the included two-meter flexible cable, you can snake this camera into areas you could never view before – even underwater! Built-in LED light array offers eight brightness settings. Can be plugged directly into your Android or iPhone, or broadcast it over Wi-Fi using the included rechargeable transmitter. Video signal is available in two resolutions: 640 x 480 and 1280 x 720. Hundreds of potential uses, including intraoral probes, aquariums, motor vehicle troubleshooting and repair, sewer and drain lines, search and rescue, criminal justice and customs applications, archaeology, home care, science education, aviation and aerospace industries, farm and heavy equipment maintenance, petroleum drilling applications, construction, and more.


  • Resolutions: 640x480, 1280x720
  • Viewing Angle: 70°
  • Camera: 2.0 megapixel
  • Focal Distance: 4-6cm
  • Camera Head Diameter: 8mm
  • Light: Six adjustable white LED lights
  • Waterproof level: IP67
  • Wi-Fi Frequency: 2.425-2.493GHz
  • Wi-Fi Transmission Distance: 5-30 meters
  • Includes Magnet, Mirror, and Hook accessory tips
  • Supports Android and iOS, Windows and Mac

This offer runs from Friday, October 13th through Thursday, October 19th, 2017, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks.


Deal of the Week | Magnetic Phone Mount/Grip/Stand $14.99 (reg. $29.99)

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DOTW Deal of the Week Magnetic Phone Mount Grip Stand Connecting Point Medford Oregon

THIS WEEK’S DOTW: Magnetic Phone Mount/Grip/Stand $14.99
(reg. $29.99)

Technically, this clever little gadget is (inexplicably) called “Ringo’s Belly Button,” but don’t hold that against it. Instead, focus on what a clever solution it is for mounting your smartphone right where you need it most: on your dashboard, above the kitchen counter, at your desk, or over your workbench. And its sleek minimalist aluminum design looks great in any surrounding.

Installation is easy as pie. First, peel off one side of the 3M adhesive foam disk and apply it to the back of the base. Next, peel off the other side of the adhesive disk and stick the base where you want it. That’s it. A powerful neodymium magnet attaches the second piece to your phone, and also allows it to snap into place on the base. The second piece can also double as a grip – especially useful when passing the phone to someone without accidentally touching buttons or icons. And a flip-out ring can also serve as a stand.

The Ringo’s Belly Button Magnetic Phone Mount/Grip/Stand (seriously, that name) normally sells for $29.99. But as this week’s DOTW, we’re letting them go for a mere $14.99 – that’s half price!


This offer runs from Friday, October 6th through Thursday, October 12th, 2017, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks.


Deal of the Week | TaoTronics Bluetooth Sport/Active Earbuds $29.99 (reg. $49.99)

TaoTronics Bluetooth Earbuds DOTW Deal of the Week Connecting Point

High-quality Bluetooth earbuds are perfect for running, biking, or working out. They sound fantastic, and the integrated magnetic clip ensures they’ll never slip off when you remove them from your ears. You get up to five hours of continuous music playback, and up to 175 hours of standby time. And the built-in microphone enables hands-free smartphone calls.

These TaoTronics Bluetooth Sport/Active Earbuds normally sell for $49.99. But as this week’s DOTW, they’ll set you back just $29.99!


This offer runs from Friday, September 29th through Thursday, October 5th, 2017, or while supplies last. (Sorry, no rain checks.)

Limited time special offer: Take $200 off our MacBook Air Bundle

MacBook Air Bundle Offer $200 off Connecting Point Medford OR
MacBook Air Bundle with AppleCare+ protection plan warranty Apple AppleCare
MacBook Air Bundle with 1TB Seagate Backup Plus Slim hard drive
MacBook Air Bundle with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2016 for Mac

Save $200 on our exclusive MacBook Air Bundle

For a limited time, Connecting Point will knock $200 off the price of this exclusive MacBook Air Bundle. It includes the $1199 MacBook Air model (13-inch display, fifth-generation 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 dual core processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB Solid State Drive [SSD]), along with everything else you’ll need to succeed at home, work, or school. Our $579 Success Bundle includes AppleCare+, 1TB external backup hard drive, Microsoft Office, and Trend Micro Internet Security.

Together, this bundle normally sells for $1779. But for a limited time, we’re taking $200 off, which means you get everything for just $1579!

Act soon, though. This offer is for two days only: Friday, September 28th and Saturday, September 30th.

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Deal of the Week | Lightning-Powered iPhone Fan $4.99 (reg. $29.99)

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DOTW Deal of the Week Lightning-Powered iPhone Fan accessories Connecting Point

THIS WEEK’S DOTW: Lightning-Powered iPhone Fan $4.99
(reg. $29.99)

Sure, this Deal might have made more sense back when in July, when it was 106+ outside. But we almost certainly have some hot days in store before winter sets in, and you’ll want be ready for ’em. And after all, our affordable iPhone Fan will still be there waiting for you next summer (or for that upcoming holiday trip to the tropics!).

This Lightning-Powered iPhone Fan has a list price of $29.99. A handful of places might knock that down to twenty bucks. But as this week’s Deal, you can pick it up at Connecting Point for just $4.99!


  • Soft blades push plenty of air without potential for harm
  • Plugs into any Apple device with an 8-pin Lightning port: iPhone / iPad mini / iPad Air / new iPad / iPod Touch and more
  • 16,000 RPMs
  • Voltage: 5V
  • Current: 80 ma
  • Weighs less than one ounce
  • Available in black, green, or blue

This offer runs from Friday, September 22nd through Thursday, September 28th, 2017, or while supplies last. Sorry, no rain checks.


Head back with a new Mac… and a Success Pack (and save up to $200!)

head back with a new Mac and a Success Pack, from Connecting Point Medford OR

As summer winds down and fall creeps in, it’s time to prepare to head back.

Whether you’re answering the work whistle or the school bell , Connecting Point wants you to head back with a new Mac… and a Success Pack! Get the Mac mini, MacBook, or iMac you need to absolutely crush it at work or school — and while you’re at it, save up to $200!

Just purchase your Mac with Connecting Point’s exclusive ‘Back to Work’ or ‘Back to SchoolSuccess Pack. These productivity bundles include AppleCare+ three-year extended service and support, Microsoft Office, a one terabyte external backup hard drive, and either a set of wireless Bluetooth headphones or a one-year subscription to Connecting Point’s ComputerCare REMOTE support (your choice). Either way, you get everything you need to make this your most successful fall ever.

But don’t delay: Connecting Point’s Head back with a new Mac… and a Success Pack sale runs just five days: Thursday, September 7th through Monday the 11th. Come in today and save up to $200 on a new Mac bundle from Connecting Point, the Rogue Valley’s only Apple Premier Partner.

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YES! Connecting Point will be open Labor Day, all departments, regular hours

Labor Day 2017 open regular hours Connecting Point Medford Oregon

We’re pleased to report that Connecting Point will be open Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 4th, 2017).

We’ll be open on Labor Day for our regular hours (9 am to 6:30 pm). All departments will be open, including Connecting Point SERVICE. We invite you to take refuge from the heat and smoke and stop in to say “hi”!

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