For most people, when they are setting up a home network, the only thought they give to security is to put a password on their Wi-Fi.
But if you are using your kid’s name and 123 for your password, we hate to break it to you…but someone can easily guess that and hack into your home network.
Getting serious about home network security is something we all need to do, especially with how much everyone relies on it for work and play.
No one wants to get hacked, but having lax security leaves you vulnerable to those seeking to do harm.
When you think about your router, think about when the last time was you updated it. If it’s been a while, consider investing in a newer one with better security controls – like a firewall, parental controls and even a virtual private network or VPN.
Next, think about your devices: Your phones, tablets, laptops and even your television. They all connect to your home network via wireless or cables and each one is an entry point for hackers and malware.
Make it a point to check if your router has been updated recently. Some can auto update if you enable it but others have to be manually updated. By not updating your router security, you can be vulnerable to hackers. And make sure you have a strong password – and only give it out to family. Make sure it’s not identifiable to your family (no pet or kid names!) You can set up a separate password for guests.
As for your devices, it depends on what they are and who makes them, but make sure each one is regularly updated to have the highest security and virus detection software.
At Quality PC, we can help you troubleshoot your home network security – and make sure you have a reliable and secure system. Contact us today.