Tips for Keeping Your WiFi Network Secure

Here's a heads up for those who haven't updated the name and password of their WiFi networks. If you're not careful you could be targeted by a hack.

A lot of people call into the station with complaints of cell phone, gaming system and other WiFi device hackings. Sometimes these are isolated problems, but in some cases, they are due to using unsecured WiFi networks. 

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Most manufacturer instructions recommend changing the router name and password during set up, but sometimes customers don't take this seriously.

If you hook up a new router it's very important to change the defaults for the name of the router and the password at set up. Many routers will work with the default name and password but if you fail to make the necessary changes, a hacker could easily access your network and possibly your devices. 

When making these changes it's also important to use unique network names and passwords that only you will understand and recognize. For extra security, it might be a good idea to change the password from time to time too.

To learn more information about securing your router read the instructions that came with it or contact the manufacturer or a computer expert for help. There are also a lot of informational video tutorials to walk you through the process step by step, just make sure that you are using a legitimate website for this information.

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