How to protect Wi-Fi networks
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How to protect Wi-Fi networks

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2019 Jan 15 ID: 12779

When you connect to public wi-fi networks (for example, in a restaurant), your data is transferred unencrypted. This means that your logins, passwords, messages, and other sensitive information can be accessed by malefactors. Email addresses can be used for spam mailings and the contents of your social network page may be changed. 

Home wireless networks are also at risk, as even the the highest level of protection for wireless networks (WPA2 encryption) can be hacked using the KRACK method of key reinstallation. 

Below you will find recommendations on:

  • How to configure your router to make your wireless network highly secure.
  • How to protect your data online.

Open the router settings


Set a strong password for accessing your router.


Set a unique name for your wireless network


Set a strong password for your Wi-Fi network


Hide your Wi-Fi network


Enable encryption


Disable WPS


Enable filtering by MAC addresses


Set a shorter range for your Wi-Fi signal


Update the firmware of your router


Change the key and the security type of the Wi-Fi network in Windows


How to protect your data when using public wi-fi spots

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