More than 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 separate their traffic from your main SSID, which can inhibit the spread of malware.
Many mobile devices will automatically seek and connect to available wireless networks. Also, Bluetooth enables your device to connect wirelessly with other devices, such as headphones or automobile infotainment systems. Deactivate these features so that you only join to wireless and Bluetooth networks when you want to connect.
File sharing allows you to open a file from one device that’s located on another device on the same network. You should only enable file sharing when on a home or private network. Beyond that, consider creating a file folder specifically for file sharing to avoid exposing your entire drive to anyone on the 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.
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