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Hide your Wi-Fi SSID

You can hide your Wi-Fi network’s name (SSID) by changing a few configurations in your router or residential gateway. While this isn’t a solution to all wireless security problems, it can marginally reduce risk by making it less likely someone can brute-force their way into your network.

Protect your wireless network Service Set Identifier (SSID)

To prevent outsiders from easily accessing your network, avoid publicizing your SSID. All Wi-Fi routers allow users to protect their device’s SSID, which makes it more difficult for attackers to find a network. At the very least, change your SSID to something unique. Leaving it as the manufacturer’s default could allow a potential attacker to […]