8 Ways Of Securing Wireless Networks
In my previous article, I have talked about some of the facts that you need to know about home networks generally. In this article, I want to talk about all that you need to talk about eight means of securing wireless networks. Follow me as we are going to look at that together in this article.
Securing wireless networks…
#1 Performance monitoring
One of the primary indicators for you to know if your network has been attacked or not has to do with performance monitoring. When you look at your network statistics and it is not up to the normal standard that is required, it might be an indication that your network has been attacked or is under attack. The network might be slowed down when a hacker is planning to launch a Denial of Service attack. This will allow you to take proactive measures to take back control of your network.
#2 Access Point Verification
Also, you need to also verify that access points in your network are configured to use the closest primary IAS servers. This will ensure that your access points are not hijacked by rogue networks. It will ensure that all open and closed ports on your network are monitored so that they do not become tools in the hand of bad actors.
#3 Turn Off
There is a need for you to turn off your network if you are not using it for a very long time. When you left an unused network or ports opened, it will give bad actors access to perpetrate evil on your network. In order to prevent that, you need to make sure that your networks and WIfi are switched off when they are not in use for a very long time.
#4 Wrong placement
There is a need for you to always do a re-assessment of your network architecture from time to time. You need to make sure that you always look out for wrong configurations on your network and make sure that they are corrected as soon as you discover the wrong configuration on your network.
#5 Unprotected Wi-fi
There are some of us that are in the habit of looking for free Wi-fi to connect to. This is a terrible habit. It is not all the free Wi-fi that you see around that are secured. Some are set up by bad actors to gain access to your network and data. You have to make sure that you do not connect to free wi-fi. If you must connect to free wi-fi in a public place, make sure the network administrator assist you in identifying the correct SSID to connect and that you are given the network credentials as well.
#6 Default SSID
There are also instances when you purchase a device and you are forced to use the default password for such a device. There are also some people that have the opportunity of changing the password but decided to stick to the password that came with the device. This particular practice is very wrong. If it happens that the password mistakenly falls into the hand of a wrong person, it might open such a user to more attacks.
#7 Default username
Just like what I said earlier, you need to change the default username and password for your device. Hackers can use dictionary meaning to discover the default username and password to unlock your device. If you decided not to change the default username and password that comes with your device, it will definitely expose the user to more attacks. You have to make sure that the default Bluetooth and wi-fi username and passwords are changed in order to secure your device.
#8 No SSID Broadcast
also, in order to secure your network from attackers, you have to disable your network SSID Broadcast. When you turn on SSID broadcast, it will allow everyone to discover that network and possibly login into that network. Switching off SSID broadcast will ensure that the network cannot be seen by bad actors who might want to log in or hijack the network session.
I know you might agree with some of the points that I have raised in this article. You might not agree with some of the issues raised. Let me know your views about the topic discussed. We will appreciate it if you can drop your comment. Thanks in anticipation.
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