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Wifi: Your Friend or Foe?

If you're reading this, you're probably connected to wifi. We all hop onto different networks all day long, including our home and office; that's only natural, right? The thing to keep in mind is that while an Internet connection may enable you to work, do school and keep in touch with friends, it can also be an open door to your private information.

What's The Worst That Could Happen?

In the last week, what have you done on wifi at home or in your office? At home, you may have bought something online or visited your mobile banking. At work, you may have dealt with other people's credit card information, maybe even social security numbers.

Now here's where it gets cringe-worthy. If you have a simple password or little to no wifi security, all of that information is susceptible to theft or damage. Businesses have closed due to security leaks and individuals have had their identities stolen and lost thousands of dollars due to poor network security. The bottom line is, wifi security is crucial to your safety.

Big Mistakes You Can Avoid

In wifi security, there are a few big mistakes that, with a little work or help from a professional, are completely avoidable. 

Avoid:

  • weak passwords
  • clicking on unknown links
  • not updating software
  • downloading free software
  • disregarding security questions

So is wifi your friend or foe? Well, that depends on how good your security is right now. If you aren't 100% confident in your network security, we are a phone call away and can recommend action if it is needed. Get a quote or give us a call today!