Wi-Fi networks that you setup and control, be it at home or in a small business, start with an assumed safe group of users. The main security objectives, which I wrote about last time, are two-fold: encrypting data traveling over the air and keeping outsiders out.
TAKING your laptop on the road opens it up to all kinds of dangers if you regularly use untrusted internet access. But a few simple tips and tools can make all the difference.
Network security is a constant battle of precaution and vigilance. But somehow security processes often lapse when a portable computer leaves the office network.
Despite warnings from his advisers, the president insisted on keeping his beloved PDA, which now has specially designed superencrypting security software.
Change the default name of your wireless network (called the SSID)
Change the default username and password to login to your wireless Access Point; if you don’t, someone else might login and change your security setting.
Do not let the Access Point broadcast the name of your wireless network (SSID).