Security is of utmost importance for the Wi-Fi networks. Few preventive measures can be very useful for securing home Wi-Fi networks.
1. Change administrative console credentials
A router is configured via an administrative console which requires a username and password to access. Change the default credentials provided to you as usually such credentials are well-known to masses.
Wi-Fi routers used in setting up home networks or even small businesses have a built-in firewall feature. Most of the times users are unaware of this feature and it remains unused.
What is firewall?
Wi-Fi networks are inherently insecure as compared to wired networks because of their broadcasting nature. Therefore the data over the network should be protected using encryption. As a measure towards enhancing the security, Wi-Fi routers are configured to encrypt incoming and outgoing data. Let’s have a look at encryption protocols for the same.
Wi-Fi has become a de-facto standard of communication these days because of its easy accessibility and low infrastructural cost as compared to wired networks. However, it suffers from some security threats because of its open nature.
Let’s have a look at top five security threats.
- Data interception
- MAC spoofing
- Denial of service (DoS)
- Man-in-the-middle attacks
McAfee Labs offers it’s view of evolving security threats we expect to in year 2015 year. – See the McAfee Infographic key facts about these 2015 threats predictions.
Cyber espionage attacks will continue to increase.
Internet of Things (IoT)
Attacks on Internet of Things (IoT) devices will increase rapidly. ( This is due to number of connected devices, poor security ,and value of data on IoT devices).
Apple iPhone users are at risk, if the security is not priority. Some of the risks includes Web mail account hacked, online identity stolen and losing valuable personal information.
Here is the list of 6 essential Apple iPhone Security Tips to avoid the risk
- Enable Auto-Lock
- Enable Passcode Lock
- Use Wi-Fi Safely on the iPhone