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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