Have WiFi connection? Know how to protect yourself from hackers

    Almost every household has a WiFi connection now-a-days and it is important to know how to secure it from hackers. Check the ways to secure your WiFi connection here.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Jun 18 2022, 14:40 IST
    WiFI connection
    Having a WiFI connection is important as almost all professional and personal work as well as entertainment requires internet connection. From official work to buying groceries, everything is done online. If you are a WiFi user you need to secure it from hackers. Hackers can access your WiFi using software bugs, improperly configured interfaces, etc. Here are top 5 security tips and tricks you can use to secure your WiFi. (Pixabay)
    1/6 Having a WiFI connection is important as almost all professional and personal work as well as entertainment requires internet connection. From official work to buying groceries, everything is done online. If you are a WiFi user you need to secure it from hackers. Hackers can access your WiFi using software bugs, improperly configured interfaces, etc. Here are top 5 security tips and tricks you can use to secure your WiFi. (Pixabay)
    Change WiFi and admin password
    Change WiFi and admin password: Once the set up of the home router is complete, you are advised to change the WiFi password immediately as the preset WiFi passwords are insecure and can be easily guessed. Also make sure that the password you keep is a bit complex and not that easy to crack. You also need to change the admin password as the password to access the device’s confidential settings menu is often the same for many routers. (Pixabay)
    Change WiFi and admin password
    2/6 Change WiFi and admin password: Once the set up of the home router is complete, you are advised to change the WiFi password immediately as the preset WiFi passwords are insecure and can be easily guessed. Also make sure that the password you keep is a bit complex and not that easy to crack. You also need to change the admin password as the password to access the device’s confidential settings menu is often the same for many routers. (Pixabay)
    Wifi
    Network name can be changed: A new network name that is SSID must be given to your WLAN. This needs to be done as the default name is given by the manufacturer and can be known by anyone. Also make sure that you do not keep your name, location or any basic detail that is known by everyone as your new SSID. (Pixabay)
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    3/6 Network name can be changed: A new network name that is SSID must be given to your WLAN. This needs to be done as the default name is given by the manufacturer and can be known by anyone. Also make sure that you do not keep your name, location or any basic detail that is known by everyone as your new SSID. (Pixabay)
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    Remote access can be disabled: You should disable remote access. There are routers that allow hard drives to connect to the internet, and it can be a point of attack. You can disable the same in the settings menu. (Pixabay)
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    4/6 Remote access can be disabled: You should disable remote access. There are routers that allow hard drives to connect to the internet, and it can be a point of attack. You can disable the same in the settings menu. (Pixabay)
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    Update your operating system regularly: The operating system of your router should be up to date. As we all know that updates bring new features and security fixes. Therefore, you should keep on regularly updating your operating system or you can also turn on automatic updates. (Pixabay)
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    5/6 Update your operating system regularly: The operating system of your router should be up to date. As we all know that updates bring new features and security fixes. Therefore, you should keep on regularly updating your operating system or you can also turn on automatic updates. (Pixabay)
    WiFi
    Turn off WiFi when not in use: You can turn off the WiFi when it is not required. Like when your work is done you do not need the internet connection or at night while sleeping, or when you go out on a trip. By turning off the WiFi, your device will not be connected and hackers cannot attack devices that are not connected. (Pixabay)
    WiFi
    6/6 Turn off WiFi when not in use: You can turn off the WiFi when it is not required. Like when your work is done you do not need the internet connection or at night while sleeping, or when you go out on a trip. By turning off the WiFi, your device will not be connected and hackers cannot attack devices that are not connected. (Pixabay)
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