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Randomize your Windows 10 hardware address

The Windows 10 device hardware address can be used for tracking you as you move between Wi-Fi networks. To prevent this surveillance, toggle on the hardware randomization option in Windows 10’s Wi-Fi settings.

Establish a guest login for your home wireless network

Most people know not to share their passwords with others, especially if they’ve been recycled. However, some people choose to disregard this advice when it comes to trusted guests who ask for access to their home network. Check with your internet service provider or update your router settings to establish a guest network instead.

Turn off file sharing in Windows

To limit the chance that unauthorized individuals on your home network could access files from your computer, you may want to inhibit file sharing. This is especially true for individuals who work with sensitive information and have gone from a secure office network to their home wireless setup. Open Settings and select “Network and Internet.” […]

Assume all networks are insecure

Even after taking multiple precautions, never assume a network is totally secure in perpetuity. Being mindful of such network insecurity while utilizing a secure VPN can reduce risk.

Avoid unknown access points

Wi-Fi access points should have built-in wireless intrusion protection to ensure unknown access points aren’t being targeted. By requiring intrusion protection at all access points, you make it easier to spot an interfering AP or shut down rogue devices that might pose a threat. The network will alert your IT administrator (you) if necessary.

Switch to WPA3

W-Fi security and WAP2 can cause security vulnerabilities and expose your networks to increased risk of potential password phishing attacks. Choose wireless equipment that is certified to support WPA3, and demand Wi-Fi Certified Enhanced Open so you can protect your data with Opportunistic Wireless Encryption (OWE).