Wi-Fi Security

 

 Wireless networking can be a scary thing at times.These 10 tips will help you in getting a secured network.


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can be a scary thing at times. It opens up a door to cybercriminals if not secured properly.So when used securely, you can stay away from them and I am going to give you some ideas that can help you in network security. Many of the tips are less likely to be applicable to a majority of people. There are wireless networks that allow direct access for those who connect to the network, but the dangers associated with it is not known to everyone.For instance, people can use your internet for illegal  purposes and the trail for these activities leads to you.If your company has an unsecured Wi-Fi, then there is a risk of bandwidth theft. Following the 10 tips will help you in getting a secured wireless network.

  • Use a strong password: A fairly strong password lowers the chance of cracking it. Using a sufficiently weak password, on the other hand, almost guarantees that your system will be compromised at some point.
  • Do not broadcast your SSID:  Make sure you configure your wireless router so it does not reveal your SSID which in turn protects you from security hackers.
  • Use good wireless encryption: Since WEP is outdated and unsecured ,we need to look for something very strong and secure. The best choice is TKIP and AES encryption and  128 bid encryption also gives strong security.
  • Use another layer of encryption: Don't just rely on wireless encryption to provide all the security on wireless networks. Other forms of encryption can improve the security of the network, even if someone happens to gain access to the network itself.
  • Restrict access by Media Access Control: MAC address restriction gives you protection.
  • Shut down the network when not in use:  If you have the type of network that does not need to be running twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, you can reduce the risk by turning it off when not in use.
  • Shut down your wireless network interface too : If you access the internet from mobile devices such as laptop or smartphone that you carry with you, you should have the wireless network interface turned off by default.Turn it on when you actually need to connect to a wireless network.
  • Monitor your network: Keep an eye on your network and make sure that you are tracking the attend trends.
  • Cover the bases: Make sure you have some kind of good firewall running, both on wireless router and devices you use to connect to wireless networks away from home.
  • Say goodbye to ineffective security measures: There is no point in trying to protect your network by connecting to a public access point only if it uses encryption, because  encryption can be shared with someone that asks for it which is like breaking the whole of security you expect.