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Turn on your router’s Wireless Network Encryption

Encryption refers to the process of converting data into secret code so that outsiders can’t read the information if they were to access the communication. In other words, it keeps your information private. Most Wi-Fi routers have built-in encryption services that can be accessed in the settings. Log into your router’s settings and select the […]

Turn off automatic Wi-Fi connection on your smartphone device

Most smartphones have features that save on cellular data usage. For example, phones can automatically detect previously used Wi-Fi networks and connect to them when within range. Although you may save on data, you also risk compromising your device’s security. Public networks are less secure, therefore they are more susceptible to attacks. Prevent this issue […]

Make a guest Wi-Fi connection on your home network

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.

Stop auto connecting Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

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.

Turn off file sharing when not needed

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.

On Windows 10 Randomize your hardware address

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