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 | Magnetic Phone Mount/Grip/Stand $14.99 (reg. $29.99)

DOTW Deal of the Week Connecting Point Medford Oregon
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.

MacBook Air Bundle with Trend Micro Internet Security 10

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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