We have had a few emails today from people who have had their home and office Wifi remotely accessed without their permission and I wanted to share with you 3 things that you can do right now in order to better secure your own setup. This will only take a few minutes:
Update your Router
The security software on most routers is updated all the time so please make sure your router is running the latest version of its software. If you have never updated your router you are at risk. Login to your routers admin panel and search for the update button to get the latest updates. If their is the option to allow automatic updates I recommend that you turn this on.
Check your Encryption Settings
You should ensure that your Wifi is using WPA2 AES encryption. If you router does not support this level of encryption I suggest you get a more up to date router.
Set a Strong Password
You should reset the default router password if you have not done so already. Many ISPs historically shipped routers with very weak passwords.
I recommend that you use a passphrase instead of a password as this is most secure and easier for you to remember. You could use a favourite lyric from a song. For example we will take the song Jingle Bells. To make this a secure password we will mix upper and lower case letters and change some of the letters to numbers and symbols.
Example Password = J1ngl3b3ll$
In all cases please remember:
– At least or more than 10 characters
– A mix of numbers, symbols, upper and lower case letters
– Use a unique password for every account
– Never use ‘easy to guess’ words like pets names, cars, favorite movies or sports teams.
Let me know if you need any help with this.
All the best,
Incognito Privacy Care Team