Free Wi-Fi? Sounds amazing, but hold on, not all networks are created equal. Some are like open fortresses, letting anyone in. Yikes! So, how to find the secure ones? Look for the security protocol used. It’s like a password for the network, keeping unwanted guests out. WPA: This is a good start, like a basic […]
All other wireless encryption methods are obsolete and more vulnerable to exploitation. In early 2018, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced WPA3 as a replacement to the longstanding WPA2 wireless encryption standard. If WPA3-certified devices are available, you should employ the newer standard.
Virtually all modern routers support WPA2 encryption, which is far more secure than WPA or WEP encryption. Make sure the encryption you’re using on the router is WPA2 so you know the information it’s broadcasting is safe. If your router doesn’t support WPA2, it might be wise to get a new device that does.
Cybercriminals can use the internet to gain access to your computer. For this reason, use only Wi-Fi networks with WPA2 or higher security, a cellular network, or a virtual private network when possible. Always try to avoid using public Wi-Fi. Also see our article: How to protect your privacy on public Wi-Fi
Not all Wi-Fi networks are equally secure. Look to see if the network is secured with WPA, or preferably the more advanced WPA2 or WPA3. The legacy WEP protocol is not considered secure.
Many public access points are not secured and the traffic they carry is not encrypted. This can put your sensitive communications or transactions at risk. Because your connection is being transmitted “in the clear,” malicious actors could use sniffing tools to obtain sensitive information such as passwords or credit card numbers. Ensure that all the […]
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