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How to secure your Wi-Fi network

Everything that makes Wi-Fi so convenient, also makes it vulnerable to unauthorised access – especially its wireless capabilities and its ability to connect multiple devices at once.

There are several techniques which have been developed to exploit weaknesses in Wi-Fi security. These weaknesses are a part of the Wi-Fi standard, which means that all Wi-Fi routers can be vulnerable. These weaknesses can be abused to steal sensitive information – such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos, etc. As such, your Wi-Fi password alone is not enough to secure your network.

Follow the tips below to protect your Wi-Fi network from unauthorised access.

  • Create a unique password for your router – never use the default ‘admin’ password.
  • Change your network SSID name. 
  • Enable network encryption – there are several encryption methods including WEP, WPA, WPA2. 
  • Make sure your router’s firmware is up to date.
  • Enable the router’s firewall feature.
  • Disable the WPS feature.
  • Disable wireless broadcasting.

Do you have any other tips? Tell us in the comments.