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WIRELESS NETWORK PROTECTION Dec 10

My Silver Creek  
2008, MICROSOFT - SAFETY TIPS

 

SOME BASIC TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR WIRELESS NETWORK

 

 

Encrypt all information transmitted through your access point.

Specify the computers your access point will only recognize using Media Access Control (MAC) addresses.

 

Add a firewall to your network access point and to each computer on the network and keep all of them current (note that the latest version of Windows XP features a built-in firewall).

 

Avoid storing passwords, social security numbers, credit card numbers, details about family members, or other personal information on your computer.

 

Place the wireless access point away from windows and near the center of your house to decrease the signal strength outside of the intended coverage area.

 

Keep your operating system and related security tools updated.

 

Consider using a comprehensive security service.

 

Use antispyware software. 

 

Revisit established and trusted computer security organizations and sites to stay current with the latest security technologies, methods, alerts, and related information.

 

If you are unable to use encryption, connect to your wireless access point with a network cable when sending financial or other critical information over the Internet.

 

There's no such a thing like a 100% secure method, but you can help deter or prevent unauthorized access by applying these basic steps to deter others looking to steal personal information, Internet access, or even send out spam e-mail in your name.

 

 

Source: www.microsoft.com


 

Do you want to know how strong your password is?  Check this Microsoft Password Checker:

http://www.microsoft.com/protect/yourself/password/checker.mspx

 

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