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Old 16th May 2013, 03:31 PM   #11

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Thanks for the WIFI and security issue. It is something we often overlook.

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Old 17th May 2013, 02:06 AM   #12
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There are no 100% hack-proof computer devices -- WiFi or not. All computers are susceptible to hacks. What is to be done here is to continue updating security software and always know how to avoid/prevent hack attacks.

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Old 27th May 2013, 06:43 AM   #13
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Great tips.Others to always keep in mind:
-Resist the temptation to automatically connect to wi-fi hotspots
-Turn off sharing
-Get a VPN- there are free ones out there but the best (as always) are usually paid.
-Create an encrypted connection with the browser extension HTTPS Everywhere.Look for and install this plugin.
-Confirm the network name and look out for fictitious network names.
Hope this comes in handy.

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Old 26th September 2013, 06:17 AM   #14
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WEP encryption is extremely weak and can be broken EXTREMELY easily.

WPA, not so much.

Any truly sensitive information such as a financial transaction SHOULD be carried out in a specific manner that makes it very difficult to crack.
SSL for example, from the Symantec website:

What Happens When a Browser Encounters SSL
1:A browser attempts to connect to a website secured with SSL.
2:The browser requests that the web server identify itself.
3:The server sends the browser a copy of its SSL Certificate.
4:The browser checks whether it trusts the SSL Certificate. If so, it sends a message to the server.
5:The server sends back a digitally signed acknowledgement to start an SSL encrypted session.
6:Encrypted data is shared between the browser and the server.

as long as the data is sent in a secure fashion, people can sniff all the packets they want, but without the relevant encryption keys they cant get access to the information held within.

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Old 26th September 2013, 02:28 PM   #15
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What are your thoughts on the security levels for Starbucks and other Free wifi networks, AT&T wifi is what i see when using

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Old 13th November 2014, 02:55 AM   #16

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exactly you need yo secure you home wifi if your password hacked then you change it if you know you Ip address.

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Old 19th November 2014, 01:00 AM   #17

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When I'm on public Wi-fi, I don't do any of those stuff such as banking, reading my emails, etc. that may pose as a security threat. I appreciate the tips on this thread. I'm not really that knowledgeable with securing information over the internet so this a good way for me to start increasing my awareness to internet security.

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Old 28th March 2016, 02:00 AM   #18
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I would be nice and a relief if you can post a video now and then .

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Old 17th February 2017, 01:51 AM   #19

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You can track a watch on your Wi-Fi network and secure from hackers as well as other illegal users. Now many modern technique available you can easy scan the entire network in just some seconds.

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