Networks

Tips for Boosting Your Wireless Security

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      Your wireless network’s security is crucial in ensuring your data is well protected, and your network operates at top conditions. There are several easy things one can do to improve the security of a Wi-Fi system. Changing your administrator password should be the first thing you do, as the one that comes installed in your router can be easily copied. Next, turning off SSID broadcasting and changing its name can be really useful at limiting your network’s exposure. Next, changing your encryption settings can have a significant impact on your network’s security as well; Wireless Equivalent Protocol (WEP), for example, is not as safe as Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA). Although it sounds simple enough, many users forget that by just turning off your network when you are not using it can also reduce the time that a malicious attack can be made against it. Finally, by installing and keeping up-to-date antivirus and anti-malware software, as well as frequently
checking for any wireless intruders you might have already had, you can be well on your way to creating a safe and efficient wireless network.

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