Different pieces of technology often utilize unique security features. For example, you may know your way around your router’s security settings, but what if you use a powerline adapter or Wi-Fi extender? Whatever networking tech you have, familiarize yourself with how to use it safely for maximum peace of mind.
Be cautious about what you do on public Wi-Fi and use a VPN if possible. Another option is to look for semi-public networks with passwords that are provided by staff or on printed receipts, like at restaurants or coffee shops. Up-to-date security software is also a must-have to safeguard you from any malware you might […]
To stop outsiders from simply accessing your network, avoid broadcasting your SSID. All Wi-Fi routers allow users to shield their device’s SSID, which makes it more difficult for attackers to locate a network. At the very least, alter your SSID to something unique. Leaving it as the manufacturer’s default could allow a possible attacker to […]
Wi-Fi connections are inherently unstable and vulnerable to bad actors. Wired connections avoid these issues. Powerline adapters, which are extremely simple to set up, turn a long-range Wi-Fi connection into a wired one by using your home’s electrical network. This makes it much more stable and less vulnerable but with the same if not better […]
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.
Most of the public wireless networks and hotspots you see available are not secure, so that means anyone could possibly see what ‘s happening on your mobile device while you are connected. If you have to be on public WiFi, limit what you do and avoid logging in to important services like email and banking […]
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