Imagine leaving your front door wide open and then going out-of-town for the weekend, or leaving your spare key right on top of your doormat. It sounds silly to consider such a thing, even in the safest of areas, but that's exactly what so many of us are doing when we don't secure our Wi-Fi connection.
Take a moment to think about the various devices you have connected to your Wi-Fi. For most, that includes smartphones, computers, laptops, smart TVs, and even smartwatches and smart home devices. Some of the data we store on these devices can be considered more valuable than the physical items in our homes, and the theft of this data can be devastating.
Leaving your Wi-Fi network unsecured is like leaving your front door open for cybercriminals to step in and take whatever they like. Gone are the days where a strong password was all the protection you needed. Without the proper protection in place, your router may be vulnerable to a malware attack, despite that long and complicated password you can never remember. Luckily, HelloTech makes the process a breeze with their WiFi Security Setup & Optimization service.
Securing your router
The majority of casual internet users don't tend to spend a great deal of time worrying about the security of their router. In fact, many may not even realize that ignoring safety precautions poses a risk. For those who simply don't have the time or mental energy to dive into the security of their Wi-Fi connection, HelloTech's WiFi Security Setup & Optimization service has you covered.
The in-home service includes everything you need to get some peace of mind for only $69. Better yet, visit HelloTech.com/Kim for 15 percent off your entire service order!
Keeping up to date
When HelloTech visits your home, they'll make sure to tackle your router's security from multiple angles. The first of which is to update your router to the latest firmware version available. This helps to prevent future malware attacks by fixing bugs that could lead to vulnerabilities as they are discovered. With the ever-increasing sophistication of Malware, security features on modern-day devices must be consistently updated. Firmware updates also provide you with the latest features that could help increase your connection speed and reliability.
A secure setup
Next, HelloTech will implement the optimal encryption protocol (e.g. WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA3) to suit your needs. The appropriate protocol will depend on how your router is being used. A large corporation, a small business, and a personal user will all have different needs and HelloTech can help you determine which option is best for your use. Additionally, they will advise you on how to create strong credentials, providing yet another shield against potential attackers.
Finally, HelloTech will scan your computer for viruses and malware and recommend any new software or devices that may help to further secure your network. It's best practice to replace your router every few years as it is. If your router has been discontinued, you may no longer be able to update the firmware, leaving you even more appealing to cybercriminals. If there is a device or software that will help to ensure a secure Wi-Fi connection, HelloTech will be there to let you know.
Whether you hire the experts at HelloTech or DIY your own Wi-Fi connection security, it's definitely not something you want to push aside for later this week, or month, or year. Protecting your data by ensuring your Wi-Fi connection is secure is like locking your car door in the airport parking lot. It's just common sense!
Make sure that no one is stealing your Wi-Fi
You pay a lot of money to access the internet, so you don't want thieves stealing your Wi-Fi. Yet, it's often pretty easy for people to do exactly that. They just need to be walking or driving by, or live close by, in order to pick up your Wi-Fi signal, if it's not locked behind a password.