With the perpetual proliferation of public hotspots, more and more attention is being drawn to the security measures in place to prevent wireless attacks. These wireless attacks are not ordinary but the hackers behind your back can manipulate it in multiple ways. It can risk your both, personal and professional information. Even if you are not employing SSL Certificates to provide network security, there are still a few Wi-Fi security options that will dramatically improve the security of your network. so make sure to follow these steps:
Make your password a random sequence of letters, numbers and special characters, mixing uppercase and lowercase so no one could ever remember it. Once a password is successfully entered into a device, it is not visible, so the people you give it to won’t be able to read it off to tell someone else. Ideally, the password should be 20 characters long, but if you find that tiring, you could get away with 12 characters.
Ensure the WPA2 password that you use to secure your wireless network should be long and sophisticated enough to foil hackers attempting to crack your password. Personal names, simple dictionary words, or easily guessed numbers should be avoided.
The easy first step to improved security of your Wi-Fi is to change the default admin’s username and password. Since most routers don’t require a physical connection to log into the admin interface, eliminating this vulnerability removes the lowest hanging fruit available to hackers.
To enable encryption on your Wireless network, open the wireless security settings on your router’s configuration page. This will usually let you select which security method you wish to choose. If you have older devices, choose WEP, otherwise, go with WPA2. Enter a passphrase to access the network. Make sure to set this to something that would be difficult for others to guess and consider using a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters in the password.
Whether you have a laptop or a Wi-Fi enabled mobile phone all your wireless devices have a unique MAC address just like every computer connected to the Internet has a unique IP address. For an added layer of protection, you can add the MAC addresses of all your devices to your wireless router’s settings so that only the specified devices can connect to your Wi-Fi network.
MAC addresses are hard-coded into your networking equipment so one address will only let that one device on the network. The attacker must first know one of the MAC addresses of the computers that are connected to your Wireless network before he can attempt spoofing.
It doesn’t matter if you are a normal internet or wireless user but all you have to make sure is the connection you are using is secure or not. If you think you have to take some steps and make new measures then you should go for it. OWR Event Wi-Fi is a fine solution for your on-go internet connectivity.