• Apr

    Travelers: Be Careful With WIFI On the Road


    Wireless access points are great for convenience and mobile Internet connectivity, but there are some important things to consider when using wireless. 

    Depending on where you are, you need to take steps to protect your connectivity and access. Here are some things to consider: 

    1. If you’re on a home or business network, you should use encryption to protect your communications. Of your options, there is WPA (WiFi Protected Access) and WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy). Of these two options WPA is the best. 

    2. Make sure you use both antivirus anti-spyware protection, as well as a firewall. 

    3. Turn off Identifier broadcasting on your router. 

    4. Create strong passwords and change the router’s preset password. Stronger passwords are tougher to crack. 

    5. Define which computers can access your network. 

    6. Public WiFi spots might not be secure. Don’t send valuable information over this type of network. 

    7. Power down your WiFi network when you’re not using it. 

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    © Nathan Segal

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