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Take care filling out online forms

Filling out online forms – like for shipping or payment info – is not only time-consuming, it may be risky. Inputting information over a non-secure (non-HTTPS) connection or on public Wi-Fi or a shared device can expose your private information. Lessen your risk by only using safe connections on devices you own. Payment options like PayPal also […]

Switch off network name broadcasts

Home Wi-Fi routers automatically show up on any compatible devices in range. Inexperienced hackers can find it if they’re nearby, and start trying to crack into the network. It’s therefore a good idea to hide your router’s name. The exact process will differ depending on your provider and online account, but there should be plenty […]

Secure your printers

A printer is an easily overlooked member of your IoT family, but consider how advanced modern printers are. Many are Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled, and they’re connected to your network, both at home and in the office. Without suitable precautions in place, your printer could be the backdoor a hacker needs to access your network. […]

Disable WPS on your home Wi-Fi router

Most home Wi-Fi routers have a WPS button on them. This button allows you to connect to the Wi-Fi network without a password and therefore presents a liability to your home digital network security. Fortunately, you can easily disable this button. The method to do so varies from one manufacturer to another, but it’s generally […]

Be smart on open Wi-Fi networks

When you access a Wi-Fi network that is open to the public, your phone can be an easy target of cybercriminals. You should limit your use of public hotspots and instead use protected Wi-Fi from a network operator you trust or mobile wireless connection to reduce your risk of exposure, especially when accessing personal or […]

Give remote workers secure Wi-Fi access

Provide cellular Wi-Fi hotspots or tethering plans so remote workers can use portable Wi-Fi hotspots. These can be used instead of allowing connections through public Wi-Fi networks to help regulate access and increase connection security. Wi-Fi hotspots should be password and login protected so they’re only accessible to employees.