In 2023, it’s important to be wary of your online presence. Why? Well, there are lots of scammers out there who are creating new methods and operations to try and make more people vulnerable by attacking them across the internet.
From phishing scams to viruses, there are plenty of methods being used to catch people out, who either aren’t aware of said scams or let their guard down.
Protecting your home from danger is always a priority and that danger also exists online. With most homes having Wifi, it’s important to do what you can to help keep your home secure. Here’s everything you need to know to protect your Wifi in the home.
Change the name of your SSID
What is SSID Wifi? Well, it’s something that every Wifi has. It’s the name of your Wifi, the one that’s displayed when you’re logging onto your Wifi or telling a guest when they’re trying to get on it.
A good way to help prevent hackers from targeting your property is by changing the name of your SSID and doing this regularly where you can.
By changing it to something less obvious or perhaps more off-putting to most, you may find cyber attackers avoid it as a result.
Get a VPN for internet browsing
A VPN is growing in popularity and has been so for the past couple of years. The reason for this is that our privacy is being invaded more so now than ever before and with the risk of cyber attacks, getting a virtual private network seems like the next best thing when stepping up your security at home.
VPNs are affordable to get and they are worthwhile if you’re someone who is looking for more private browsing on the internet.
Change your passwords regularly
Passwords are something that you want to be actively changing regularly. From the logins you have online to your Wifi password, it’s good to change these passwords regularly in order to throw off hackers the opportunity of guessing the combination.
Make sure your passwords contain plenty of numbers, special symbols where possible, and capitalized and lowercase letters. The more complicated, the better.
Have a great firewall in place
A good firewall is something that you want to have in place in order to secure your devices. There are plenty of providers of firewalls that help to protect multiple devices, which is good when you’ve got lots of devices in the household that need that security.
Make a guest Wifi
Finally, when your guests come over and ask for the Wifi, it may be worth setting up a guest Wifi that’s connected to your main one. By doing so, you help avoid anything that may be on their phones and that could be unknowingly dangerous, from affecting your own network.
Sometimes, your guests might not even realize that this is the case but mobile phones are often the victim of cyber attacks.
These tips will hopefully help protect your home’s Wifi this year so implement them where you can.