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Home WiFi tips

posted Dec 15, 2014, 6:45 AM by Craig Cox   [ updated Dec 15, 2014, 6:45 AM ]
Kaspersky, a maker of Antivirus software, blogs about hardening your home WiFi against compromise.  These are good tips to protect you from having your access borrowed by someone who
  • wants to watch your web surfing or email traffic;
  • doesn't want their own connection jammed up by their massive download habits; or
  • doesn't want the MPAA / RIAA / FBI or whoever to trace activity back to their own account.
In extreme cases, it's possible to take control of a WiFi device and use it to look for data on your home computers or other devices.  The tips are generally good ones (although I think the last one is a bit of a commercial).  Note that nothing is ever perfect; just like the locks on your doors and windows, it doesn't make your network burglar-proof, but following the advice should keep your network from being "easy pickings."  Hackers looking for a quick, easy win will certainly look elsewhere.