Leaving a default passphrase unchanged makes it much easier for hackers to access your network. You should change it as soon as possible. A strong passphrase is a sentence that is at least 12 characters long. Focus on positive sentences or phrases that you like to think about and are easy to remember (for example, […]
All Ethernet ports on consumer electronics like laptops and gaming consoles look the same from the outside, but they’re not necessarily the same under the hood. Some support Gigabit Ethernet (1000 Mbps), while others are merely Fast Ethernet (100 Mbps). Even faster speeds like 10 Gigabit Ethernet are available on some computers like the iMac […]
Once your system is infected with malware, there are steps you can take to fix the problem and prevent it from happening again. Disconnect from your network, reboot the device, download a virus scanner, and delete any old applications and files you don’t need.
Firewalls provide protection against outside cyber attackers by shielding your computer or network from malicious or unnecessary network traffic. Firewalls can also prevent malicious software from accessing a computer or network via the internet. Firewalls can be configured to block data from certain locations (i.e., computer network addresses), applications, or ports while allowing relevant and […]
Malware can spread from one device to another under the same network, so it’s important to isolate computers, phones and other devices once they get infected. Disable the compromised one from all networking capabilities, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, then reboot all your devices.
Whether it’s your computer, smartphone, game device, or other network devices, the best defense is to stay on top of things by updating to the latest internet security software, web browser, and operating systems. If you have the option to enable automatic updates to defend against the latest risks, turn it on. And, if you’re […]
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