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Wi-Fi wars: choosing a secure network

Free Wi-Fi? Sounds amazing, but hold on, not all networks are created equal. Some are like open fortresses, letting anyone in. Yikes! So, how to find the secure ones? Look for the security protocol used. It’s like a password for the network, keeping unwanted guests out. WPA: This is a good start, like a basic […]

Guest Wi-Fi? Apple Makes Sharing a Breeze!

Hosting friends and family often comes with the inevitable question: “What’s the Wi-Fi password?” Sharing that string of complex characters can be awkward, especially if you worry about typos or security. But fear not, Apple users, there’s a smoother way to connect your guests! Unlock the Magic of Seamless Sharing: Voila! Your guest is now […]

Understand man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks

Imagine someone silently intercepting your conversation with a friend, listening to your every word. That’s essentially what a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack is – an attacker secretly intercepts and alters communication between two parties. A common example is when someone steals information from a user connected to a public Wi-Fi network. The attacker can easily intercept […]

Protect your IoT devices by adjusting their default passwords regularly and updating their firmware

To best secure your IoT devices, consider the following: change default passwords, update firmware regularly and isolate them on a separate network. Furthermore, disable unnecessary features, audit device access and, as always, use strong WiFi passwords. And to take extra precautions, here are steps that you can take: Set up intrusion detection systems (IDS) that […]

Don’t buy networking equipment beyond your data plan’s specifications

There’s a sea of high-end routers and network adapters, capable of absurdly fast connection speeds for dozens of devices at once. The signals traverse much farther than your average router and they’re loaded with advanced customization options. None of which makes any difference if your ISP’s data plan can’t take advantage of it. If you […]

Put your router somewhere away from interference

Where you place a wireless router can make all the difference in its range. While you probably already realize walls, floors and ceilings can hinder a Wi-Fi broadcast, you should pay special attention to microwaves, fireplaces and electronic devices such as refrigerators or air conditioners. These can severely distort the signal.