Securing Your Home Network

Home routers have become an integral part of our global communications footprint. Most routers are preconfigured at the factory and are ready for the internet immediately. You should secure your home router because they are directly accessible from the internet, they are easily discoverable, they are usually continuously powered on, and they are frequently vulnerable because of their default configuration. These characteristics offer an intruder the perfect target to obtain a user’s personal or business data. The wireless features incorporated into many of these devices add another vulnerable target. You can prevent unauthorized access to your home network by changing the default username, password, and SSID. You should also upgrade the firmware and make sure you always monitor for unknown device connections.

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