[Short writing] Ten Wi-Fi security tips



Technology brings great benefits for your business, and to you as an everyday user. However, the more a device, a network, or system is used, the more it is prone to computer attacks. Wi-Fi has been one of the most promising technology for the past years, and it continues to connect our lives with information. Knowing that it continuously expands, how secure can it be kept? In this short writing, we will explore few common ways to ensure the security of your Wi-Fi network. 

Change default passwords

Most wireless routers and access points are pre-configured with default administrator passwords to simplify the initial device setup. These default passwords are easily found online. For example, sites such as cirt.net let you discover the default passwords of a device, often categorized by the brand, and by the model.  Changing default passwords makes it difficult for attackers to gain administrator rights of the device. It is a simple form of security that will make access much more difficult, and adding periodical changes of secrets to that will make it even more difficult for attackers to acquire this vital piece of information. When you create a strong password for your wireless network, make sure it contains at least 20 characters, including numbers, letters, and symbols. This will circumvent passwords found in a dictionary, or will make the use of bruteforcing (trying all possibilities) impractical.