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Disable auto-connect features and always log out

Turn off features on your computer or mobile devices that allow you to connect automatically to Wi-Fi. Once you’ve finished using a network or account, be sure to log out.

Be smart about public Wi-Fi

Be cautious about what you do on public Wi-Fi, and use a VPN if possible. Another option is to look for semi-public networks, i.e. ones with passwords that are provided by staff or on printed receipts, like at restaurants or coffee shops. Up-to-date security software is also a must-have to shield you from any malware […]

Share Wi-Fi passwords using a built-in iOS feature

When you have friends, family or other visitor to your home, chances are some of them will want access to your Wi-Fi. Rather than typing in a long password that the other person might see, you can use the Wi-Fi sharing feature in iOS 11 and later that allows you to grant access to others […]

Always use WPA2 encryption for your wireless networks

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is required and that the network is encrypted by WPA2 – not by either the original WPA or WEP, both of which are outdated and have known exploits.

Segment your home network

Not all internet-connected devices carry the same level of cybersecurity risk; Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints are often more exposed than PCs or smartphones. You can minimize your overall risk by isolating IoT traffic onto its own network segment. Check if your router allows you to set up the VLANs necessary for segmentation.

A mobile wireless hotspot is generally more secure than a public Wi-Fi network

Use your mobile network connection. Your own mobile network connection, also known as your wireless hotspot, is generally more secure than using a public wireless network. Use this feature if you have it included in your mobile plan.