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Disable Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)

UPnP is what allows your devices to recognize each other because they are on the same network. For example, if you buy a new printer and connect it to your Wi-Fi, it might recognize your computer automatically. While UPnP is convenient, it makes it less complicated for hackers to access your accounts. You can turn […]

Check for HTTPS while on a shared network

It’s just one letter, but there’s a big difference between HTTP and HTTPS in a URL. HTTPS encrypts all page and form data on the site in question, making it crucial when using sensitive applications like online banking or online shopping. While using Wi-Fi in a cafe, hotel or school, check for HTTPS, it is […]

Randomize your Windows 10 hardware address

The Windows 10 device hardware address can be used for tracking you as you move between Wi-Fi networks. To prevent this surveillance, toggle on the hardware randomization option in Windows 10’s Wi-Fi settings.

Disable automatic Bluetooth connectivity on your iPhone

Similar to automatic Wi-Fi connectivity, your iPhone searches for nearby available Bluetooth connections. Assailants can use a Bluetooth connection as a potential entry point to hack into your device and steal your personal information. To turn off automatic Bluetooth activity on iOS: Go to “Settings.” Go to “Bluetooth.” Turn Bluetooth off. A safer way to […]

Establish a guest login for your home wireless network

Most people know not to share their passwords with others, especially if they’ve been recycled. However, some people choose to disregard this advice when it comes to trusted guests who ask for access to their home network. Check with your internet service provider or update your router settings to establish a guest network instead.

Use built-in content filtering

A list of “banned” internet sites is next to useless in an age when new unsafe sites appear daily. To better protect your network, select a Wi-Fi solution that promotes safe browsing by filtering by IP address, location or URL to help block access to unsafe sites and prevent contamination by malicious content.