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 […]
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.
Public hotspots are often left unsecured and their data transmission is unprotected, which makes your sensitive info vulnerable. If a hacker gets hold of your traffic, they could use sniffing tools to gain access to your passwords and credit card numbers. Don’t risk it – always make sure a connection uses WPA2 encryption when connecting […]
A skilled cybercriminal is capable of remotely turning on cameras to spy on you. If you’re not using a camera, whether it’s part of an in-home security system or webcam, it’s best to disconnect it entirely.This is particularly important if you have an in-home security system. Make sure to turn off the power to the […]
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 […]
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