Keeping a close guard on the password for your Wi-Fi network is a security best practice. However, if you’re having an outdoor gathering and you want to be a gracious host, you can still let your guests connect to Chromecast-enabled audio devices so they can select the music. While you’re logged into the same Wi-Fi […]
Anytime you enter payment information on a website, you should be extra careful, since that data could potentially be tracked and harvested by hackers. Before purchasing anything, make sure you’re on a safe network, as in a network that you own, not a public Wi-Fi server. As a rule of thumb, don’t buy anything online […]
It’s never a good idea to leave your Wi-Fi network open, since it can then be accessed by anyone in range. Make sure a password is required and that the network is encrypted by WPA2 – not by either the original WPA or WEP, both of which are outdated and have known exploits.
Some devices will automatically seek and connect to available wireless networks. And Bluetooth enables your device to connect wirelessly with other devices, such as headphones or automobile infotainment systems. Disable these features so that you only connect to wireless and Bluetooth networks when you want to.
It’s likely someone has asked for your Wi-Fi password when visiting your home. A more convenient and safer alternative than giving it away is to set up a guest Wi-Fi connection. Guest networks can be left open, plus they isolate their traffic from your main SSID, which can prevent the spread of malware.
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