How to Protect Home Network Against Hackers:-
A few simple adjustments will protect your home network against hackers, while simultaneously making it possible for you to surf securely in open wireless networks.
Sealing Off Wireless Network Access
After your wireless network devices have logged onto the internet, you should restrict
access to your wireless network. This can be done most easily with the help of MACfiltering.This ensures that only those devices that have been authorized by you will be able to access the network. The function can be found under the wireless or security settings tab in routers. Some routers also allow you to create a
Some routers also allow you to create a ‘guest’ network, which is handy for more
public spaces like an office You should run a DNS check to find out whether your router’s web traffic has already been attacked. This can be done with the
help of the website https://campaigns.f-secure.com/router-checker/en_global/. You should also check your
You should also check your router for open ports, with sites like http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/.
Using A Free VPN Service
If you’re on the move, you should always use a VPN connection for better protection of data traffic when you’re connecting to an insecure WiFi network. Some routers have
access to free VPN servers (depends on brand), but if yours doesn’t have it then you
can use services like TunnelBear (https://www.tunnelbear.com). However, this does
involve a bandwidth limitation, which is only removed upon paying a monthly fee.
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Child Protection With The Help Of A Router
Most of the latest routers allow you to use the web interface to specify which devices are allowed to access which data. For example, let’s take an
For example, let’s take an ASUS router’s Parental Control feature.
Create access profiles Right off the bat, look for the menu that provides you with user profiling, or in this case, direct user restriction via Parental Control. With an ASUS router, first, you toggle the switch for Parental Control to ‘On’. Next, select the client device and click ‘‘Add”.
Set time restriction Now that you’ve added a client device to restrict, click on the edit icon to set up the time when which the user actually gets to access the internet.
A grid will then appear, showing you the days and hours of the week. Next, select the hours of the day you want to allow; other unchecked hours are hours they aren’t allowed to.
Incidentally, there are also some routers that can restrict specific websites at specific periods of time, which could be more useful for certain users.
NAS: Deactivate Services
Those who are using NAS devices should ensure that the latest firmware has been installed because that’s the only way to plug as many of the known vulnerabilities as
possible. Furthermore, you should also deactivate the standard admin account after
the setup procedure has been completed, then create a new master account with a
separate name and a strong password. Deactivate all the services that you do not
need, such as FTP, especially if you’re not planning to get FTP-access from the outside.
Also, if you are not going to connect to UPnP-capable devices like television sets,
you should deactivate it as well. In case of Qnap devices, this can be done using the
‘‘Control panel | Network service” and ‘‘FTP” or ‘‘Service detection” options. If necessary,
get rid of the corresponding tick marks. The ‘‘Network access protection” facility (which
prevents brute-force attacks) should also be active.
Webcam: Change Password
Thousands of unprotected web video streams can be viewed on the internet. There are even forums that only post the IP addresses of unprotected webcams and webcams associated with standard passwords. This often happens because the manufacturers allow the camera to log on even if the user has not assigned a password. For safety, you should change the password and deactivate the admin account and use another user account.
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