Cybercriminals never rest and use times of uncertainty to take advantage of others. With more people working from home, you should take steps to protect your personal router, your personal information and the company you work for.
- Keep your router’s software up to date. Always install the latest software available and download the latest security patches to ensure no security hole or breach is left open.
- Change your personal WiFi account name (sometimes called SSID) and password from the default administrator settings, which can be easily guessed.
- Make your network name something unique, something you can remember, but doesn’t contain personal information.
- Strong WiFi passwords should be at least 20 characters long and include numbers, letters, and various symbols.
- Disable your network name from broadcasting to the general public.
- Avoid using public WiFi. Anything you do while connecting to free, public WiFi is not secure.
Changing your router’s setting, especially the WiFi name and password, may require you to reconnect previously connected devices. If you need help, contact your Internet Service Provider or log on to the web portal for your router.