Security of a WIFI network: How to protect ourselves?

in Project HOPE3 months ago
Dear friends, today I will share with you a well-known topic, but few of us pay the attention it really deserves, and that is the security of our WIFI NETWORK.

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Preamble

When we talk about internet we are referring to the set of computers located around the world interconnected with each other, currently the internet has become one of the most important means of information transmission. The internet is a very useful tool, which allows us to search for information very quickly and easily.

That is why, at present, people's access to this important tool has massified very quickly, making it a very important work tool, and more than a work tool, it has become a necessity.

Based on the above, in every company or organization, in every home, there is an Internet connection, which is provided by suppliers that are dedicated to the provision of such an important service. One of the most used means of internet access is through the WIRELESS NETWORK or WIFI, which allows us to create computer networks (WIRELESS), and does not require the use of cables for its installation, but it does require a series of protocols that are previously established.

Why is the security of a WIFI NETWORK important?

Keeping the security of a WIFI NETWORK at an optimal level helps to prevent other people from accessing it easily and stealing valuable information from the network. In the same way it avoids that our Internet decreases its bandwidth, that is to say, it slows down the connection, it also avoids that they can manipulate the configuration of the router, and in this way manipulate it to their convenience.

These aspects and many more make the owners of a WIFI NETWORK see the imperative need to secure it, but not everyone takes this with the importance that should be done and then they are affected by the incursion of people to their network.

How can we optimize the security of a WIFI network?

There are various aspects and/or tips that should be taken into account in order to increase the security of our WIFI NETWORK. The following is a description of a series of steps that should be considered when implementing a WIFI NETWORK, and although there is no perfect and invulnerable solution, it is no less certain that we can make it more difficult to be hacked.

  • Change the ISSD and PASSWORD that comes by default with our router.
  • Put a MAC encryption to our WIFI NETWORK.
  • Periodically change our passwords.
  • Turn off the router when it is not in use.

Reference Consulted

https://www.kaspersky.es/resource-center/preemptive-safety/protecting-wireless-networks

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Every system is exposed to being compromised, and I think that in order to avoid it we must be educated and take security measures like the ones you mention.

And I think the most prudent thing to avoid being hacked is to have the devices disconnected or turned off.

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Greetings dear friend and teacher Ruben Carli Welcome to Project.HOPE, I am glad that you are resuming your blog posts, and even more glad that you are sharing content for this wonderful community. Certainly we must keep our wifi network security system optimized, to prevent external risk factors from diminishing our internet connection.

Best wishes for success in your future contributions to Project.HOPE. Best regards, blessings to your family. We keep reading each other.

preventing them from accessing our wifi is a real challenge, many so called "rat kids" access the wifi and have the nerve to change the passwords to lock the owners out of their own wifi, a few days ago a friend had to limit even the amount of devices that can connect to prevent them from slowing down the wifi because they illegally connect to his network.

Greetings, it is certainly a challenge because more and more people are demanding internet service and the high cost of this service makes them look for any alternative to enjoy it, one of them is to enter illegally to private networks that affect the proper functioning of our service and put at risk our information.

Hello friend @carlir, it is a pleasure for me to greet you and that you are sharing content of interest with us, no doubt our networks can be vulnerable, so the tips you share with us can make our networks more secure.

See you later, have a great week.

Hello @carlir.
Very important the security of our internet, I will take into account your advice friend @carlir. Greetings and thanks for sharing this post.

Greetings my dear Professor Ruben Carli @carlir first of all welcome to @project.hope, nice to know that the community is reaching people with excellent academic level that allows us to grow in knowledge, no doubt PH is a great project that together with #piotr and his core team we will finish developing. Success

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