The World of Wifi Hacking Explained
Protecting Yourself: Avoiding Vulnerable Wifi Networks
Prevention is the first step to protection
Rule number one of protecting yourself against wifi hacking is to stop using public networks, at least if you aren’t connected to a VPN. If a network is open to you, then it can be easily open to anyone else and amongst all the people there might be someone who wishes to use all of your sensitive information. If you are in a serious need of accessing the public network, then make sure to limit your activities while connected. Avoid accessing your online banking or pages that require login information. A good measure to take as well is to always delete your cookies after each use of public wifi (or any wifi for that matter). When at home, make sure that your router does not broadcast your ID information. Change your network’s SSID to make personal information invisible and only authorized devices can connect your router. As stated earlier in the article, encryption really is one of the best, if not best, ways to ensure security while online.