IT Tip of the Day: How to Secure Your Wi-Fi Network
Your Wi-Fi network is a gateway to your home or business network. If it’s not properly secured, it could be vulnerable to attack by hackers. Here are some tips to help you secure your Wi-Fi network:
- Change the default password. The default password for most Wi-Fi routers is easy to guess. Change it to a strong password that you don’t use for any other accounts.
- Enable WPA2 encryption. WPA2 is the most secure encryption protocol available. Make sure it’s enabled on your Wi-Fi router.
- Hide your SSID. Your SSID is the name of your Wi-Fi network. Hiding it will make it more difficult for hackers to find your network.
- Limit who can access your network. Only allow authorized devices to connect to your Wi-Fi network. You can do this by creating a guest network or by using MAC filtering.
- Keep your firmware up to date. Router firmware updates often include security patches that can help protect you from vulnerabilities.
By following these tips, you can help secure your Wi-Fi network and protect your devices from attack.
Here are some additional tips to help you stay safe online:
- Use a firewall and antivirus software. A firewall can help protect your computer from unauthorized access, and antivirus software can help detect and remove malware.
- Be careful what you click on. Phishing emails and malicious links can lead to malware infections. Only click on links from trusted sources.
- Keep your software up to date. Software updates often include security patches that can help protect you from malware and other threats.
- Use strong passwords and don’t reuse them across multiple websites. Your passwords should be at least 12 characters long and include a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
- Be aware of the latest cyber threats. Stay up-to-date on the latest cyber threats so you can take steps to protect yourself.
By following these tips, you can help keep your computer and personal information safe from online threats.
I hope this helps!