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is required and that the network is encrypted by WPA2 – not by either the original WPA or WEP, both of which are outdated and have known exploits.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

Stop auto connecting – disable remote connectivity and Bluetooth

Some devices will automatically seek and connect to available wireless networks. And Bluetooth enables your device to connect wirelessly with other devices, such as headphones or automobile infotainment systems. Disable these features so that you only connect to wireless and Bluetooth networks when you want to.

More than a third of the users do not bother with Wi-Fi protection

It has become almost second nature – Surfing on the Wi-Fi network. However, while connecting to a wireless network can hold hidden risks, more than a third of the users do not take any caution when connecting. It is easy to connect to the network. Alongside cellular networks and broadband Internet communications, usually there is […]