Archives - Wi-Fi


Keep your access point software patched and up-to-date

The manufacturer of your wireless access point will periodically release updates to and patches for a device’s software and firmware. Be sure to check the manufacturer’s website regularly for any updates or patches for your device.

Use cellular connectivity or a VPN when traveling

When you’re on the go, connecting to a public Wi-Fi network or even one managed by a hotel might seem like the best option for internet access. There is significant risk, though, as you can’t be sure the connection is safe. Sticking to cellular is advisable, as is using a virtual private network (VPN) when […]

Be careful with online form-filling

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

Cybersecurity Advice to Share With Your Family Over Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is usually a good opportunity to catch up with family and friends. This year, consider taking a moment to help anyone who needs it brush up on their cybersecurity practices. The busy holiday shopping season, which really kicks into gear the day after Thanksgiving, is a big time of the year for cybercriminals looking […]

Double-check for HTTPS when you’re 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 essential when using sensitive applications like online banking or e-commerce. If you’re using Wi-Fi in a cafe, hotel or school, checking for HTTPS is critical […]

Get savvy about WiFi hotspots

Public wireless networks and hotspots are not secure, which means that anyone could potentially see what you are doing on your mobile device while you are connected. Limit what you do on public WiFi and avoid logging in to key accounts like email and financial services on these networks. Consider using a virtual private network […]