With the rapid development of Wi-Fi-enabled technology and wireless network, wireless security also becomes a hot topic. To protect the data and strengthen the wireless security, here are top 10 tips for you.
You must see and use wireless network all around. For instance, when you are at home or go to other place like restaurant, hotel, book store, you can connect to WIFI all the time. It’s so convenient for you to transfer data or surf the internet. But at the same time, potential threats also exist. So today, focusing on your private wireless security, we will offer 10 tips to make it unbreakable.
1.Change Service Set Identifier (SSID) name and disable its broadcast
Service Set Identifier (SSID) has a default name which contains many details of your wireless. If you change it, it will be difficult for hackers to know your router type. And you can disable SSID broadcast at the same time. It also can help you secure the wireless to some extent.
2.Apply complex password
Many like to set simple and same password for all the accounts. But this is totally wrong. You should select a unique and complex password for your wireless network.
The password can contain at least 10 characters and mix with numbers, upper case, lower case, and etc.
3.Firewalls and security software
Firewalls and security software in the computer can also help you secure wireless from malicious hackings. Thus you should choose a reputable one and avoid those unprofessional ones.
4.Update the Wi-Fi router firmware
Since technology develops rapidly, you ought to keep your router firmware up-to-date in case of the growing attack technology. Otherwise, criminals will take advantage of the vulnerability of older version of firmware.
5.Enable (Media Access Contra) MAC address filtering
Media Access Contra (MAC) address can help you secure the wireless network to some extent. You can set to allow device which have typical MAC address to connect to the network.
Many don’t know that their devices are likely to connect to open Wi-Fi automatically. It will pose your devices to security risks and may further affect the wireless. Thus you should stop the auto-connect function.
7.Turn off the network when not use
Turning off your wireless network when not in use can avoid the situation that hackers attack you during this period. Then you can go out without anxiety.
8.Use always-on SSL
We also recommend you to click links with HTTPS. It means an encrypted website that can protect your personal information like account password. Then the useful information won’t leak out.
9.Disable remote access
Some people may have to use remote access to do works or for other reasons, but this is a potential risk to your wireless network. Cyber criminals can sneak into your computer by this way. Thus you should disable the function when you are not using it.
Apart from foresaid methods, you should prepare backups at the same time. When any tragedy occurs like corrupt Outlook, you can at least safeguard your data.
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