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How to Make Sure Your Computer Network is Secure

How to Make Sure Your Computer Network is Secure
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You have a network at home? Are you sure it’s secure? This Lifehack Lesson will go through the main steps to secure your home network and to reduce the chances of you getting hacked or falling victim to viruses, spam attacks. If you’re not a computer expert, it will go through the various levels of protection that you can apply to your computer network. This lesson is free for the next 7 days, after which, if you want to access this lesson, it will cost $1.99. If you want to follow the entire back catalog of Lifehack lessons including all new lessons, it only costs $4.99 per month. Here’s an excerpt from this lesson:-

This lesson will go through several steps to ensure that you can protect your computer and it’s data by going through the following points-

  • Securing Your Router with Encryption

Your network at home should have some kind of inherent security built into it. If you have to use a password to log onto the network then it has the security turned on already. If you do not then you will want to secure your network. The best way to do this is to make the change in your router settings. The exact procedure will vary depending on your model so consult your manual or call tech support for the exacts. The two most common choices are WEP and WPA, and while WPA is generally considered to be more secure WEP is still serviceable for home networks.

  • Securing Software with Passwords

Your devices password lock for a reason. If you are not using your password locks currently then you should lock any computers or mobile devices with network access right away. If you have software that allows you to individually password lock it, such as a banking app or an email program on your computer then take advantage of that extra layer of security for your most sensitive data.

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Last Updated on December 18, 2020

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“Recognizing the problem is a start…success will depend on inclusive technologies that meet this vast untapped market.” This cannot be more apt especially at a time when we look up to technology for solutions. We should not muzzle our progress with technology by battling algorithm bias. The first way to avoid this battle is by reading this article here.

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