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Report a stolen smartphone

The major wireless service providers, in coordination with the FCC, have established a stolen phone database. If your phone is stolen, you should report the theft to your local law enforcement authorities and then register the stolen phone with your wireless provider. This will provide notice to all the major wireless service providers that the […]

Secure your wireless network

Properly secure the wireless network you use to connect Internet-enabled devices. Consider placing these devices on a separate and dedicated network. Whether it’s your computer, smartphone, game device, or other network devices, the best defense is to stay on top of things by updating to the latest security software, web browser, and operating systems. If […]

If you work from home, create a separate Wi-Fi network

Remember, when one IoT device becomes compromised in a digital home, all the other devices on that network are also at risk. So if you deal with confidential information for your job, make sure your network is secure and not too crowded. In most cases, you’ll be able to set up a secondary network with […]

Try not to use public Wi-Fi

If possible, always use a private network when logging onto the internet. Public wireless networks are openly connected and usually go unencrypted and unsecured. This means that hackers can easily intercept data in order to track your activity and see which websites you’re visiting. If you absolutely have to use public Wi-Fi, make sure to […]

Don’t join a Wi-Fi network that does not have a password

Passwords prevent unauthorized access to wireless networks. If you see a Wi-Fi network that is open, without a password requirement, do not join it unless you have no other options AND have access to a virtual private network that will encrypt your connection.

What is Wardriving?

The broadcast range of a wireless access point can make internet connections available outside your home, even as far away as your street. Savvy computer users know this, and some have made a hobby out of driving through cities and neighborhoods with a wireless-equipped computer—sometimes with a powerful antenna— searching for unsecured wireless networks. This […]