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Home Network Security Simplified by Nathan Clement, Neil Anderson, Jim Doherty

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Chapter 2. Tip 2: Secure Your Wireless Network

Tip 2: Secure Your Wireless Network
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Threat Type: Access based

Examples of Threats:

  • Passers-by getting free Internet access

  • Hackers getting access to your computer files

  • Hackers “listening” for passwords and other private information

Our Tips:

  • Turn off SSID broadcast.

  • Use WEP or WPA encryption.

  • Change the default password on your router.

  • Turn off the ad-hoc networking function.

  • Make sure your NIC does not unintentionally roam to someone else’s wireless router.

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It is pretty likely that you are currently (or will soon be) using a wireless networking device in your home. Wireless is great for all the flexibility ...

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