Protecting Yourself on a Wi-Fi Network

There’s no doubt that Wi-Fi technology can be considered a great convenience. It allows us to do pretty much anything we can do while plugged into a wired network at home, work, or school. Have you ever wondered, though, just how secure that network may be? If you haven’t, you probably should, or at least be aware of some things you can do to help protect yourself while connected to a Wi-Fi network.
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Securing Home Wireless

In recent years home wireless (Wi-Fi) internet connections have become very common. Wireless router technology allows computers to connect to the internet without cords allowing computers to be portable. Wireless routers use radio signals to communicate with your computer. The wireless router broadcasts the availability of your internet connection and like a radio can be picked up by anyone within a certain distance. Because anyone within a certain distance can intercept the communication between the wireless router and your computer, an unsecured wireless connection can have unintended consequences. Continue reading