Time-Tested Practices To Secure Your Home Wi-Fi

Time-Tested Practices To Secure Your Home Wi-Fi

Password hygiene is vital when it comes to Wifi security. Almost everyone knows this. But there are extra steps you need to take.

Is your router updated?

Check if the firmware is up to date. Some routers get automatic updates while others have to be manually configured. Go to the admin settings in the app and see if there are any updates. Disable any features that expose your network to vulnerabilities e.g. remote access. The last thing you want is a stranger from a far off place remotely accessing your network. Furthermore, it is advisable to replace your routers periodically say 2-3 years. Be sure to assess the IoT devices and identify risks before buying any.

By keeping an updated firmware and changing passwords occasionally, you should be able to enjoy secure Wi-Fi. Your IoT devices must have their own guest connection. This should keep you safe from the average kind of hackers.