If you live in an area with a dense population, you’ll want to be sure there aren’t any bad actors sapping the speed of your Wi-Fi. Virtually all routers can tell you what connections are being used at any given time. Check your router’s configuration page to make sure that only approved users are using […]
To stop outsiders from simply accessing your network, avoid broadcasting your SSID. All Wi-Fi routers allow users to shield their device’s SSID, which makes it more difficult for attackers to locate a network. At the very least, alter your SSID to something unique. Leaving it as the manufacturer’s default could allow a possible attacker to […]
If you have your own router, it’s essential to confirm it’s a recent model and has the latest firmware. By looking up the model number, you can determine if it is compatible with specific security protocols and find its default IP address. By inputting the latter in your browser, you can check its firmware and […]
October is often strongly associated with Halloween and Autumn weather, but here in the U.S., it’s also known as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). NCSAM marks a great time to get up to speed on the latest trends in cybersecurity and make sure your household cybersecurity is the strongest it can be. The COVID-19 pandemic […]
Encryption refers to the process of converting data into secret code so that outsiders can’t read the information if they were to access the communication. In other words, it keeps your information private. Most Wi-Fi routers have built-in encryption services that can be accessed in the settings. Log into your router’s settings and select the […]
People often neglect to change the default password that the manufacturer provides on their home router. Cybercriminals take advantage of this neglect and can gain access to your network. In turn, they may compromise data stored on other devices connected to your router. For steps to change your router’s password, see the respective manufacturer website.
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