Wireless Security

Cyber Tip Details

Did you know that your wireless devices are vulnerable to hackers?

There are free downloads from the internet that allow someone to "sniff" (see) your every keystroke while browsing the internet. Think about this the next time you are doing online banking, paying bills online or accessing your credit card statements. Your user name, password and account information could be visible outside your home or office if your Wi-Fi is not set up securely. ...

Did you also know that there are people that conduct "War Driving"?

There are people that drive around neighborhoods and cities with a laptop or phone and an antenna that have the sole purpose of detecting your Wi-Fi device. They upload this information to maps that are readily available on the internet showing your SSID and exact location. They also are checking to see if the hot spots are secure.

10 Great Tips For Your WIFI Security Setup

  • 1: Change Default Administrator Passwords (and Usernames)

  • 2: Turn on Wireless Network Encryption

  • 3: Change the Default SSID

  • 4: Enable MAC Address Filtering

  • 5: Disable SSID Broadcast

  • 6: Stop Auto-Connecting to Open Wi-Fi Networks

  • 7: Position the Router or Access Point Safely

  • 8: Assign Static IP Addresses to Devices

  • 9: Use Firewalls and Security Software

  • 10: Turn Off the Network During Extended Periods of Non-Use

Contact Information

Joseph Koval –President
13 Tomkins Ridge Rd.
Tomkins Cove, NY 10986

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