WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Everything is connected in today's modern home, and while wireless networks are designed to make life easier, they also pose risks that can put private information in danger. Luckily, Elmsford-based AV Design and Integration offers network technology to help create a secure home.
While it's unlikely that homeowners will be targeted by hackers, viruses or spyware, it's still important to take precautionary steps to ensure network safety. The experts at AV Design share their tips on how to create a safe network.
A firewall is designed to protect computers from outside intrusions that can put network security at risk. Most wireless routers are designed with firewall protection which must be manually activated, as often times the feature has been disabled. Most switches are located on the back of the router.
Update Default Passwords
Aside from the password used to access a home's Wi-Fi, most wireless routers come with a default password which controls the device's settings. Many hackers are familiar with these default passwords, so changing a router's log-in information is another way to lock down on third party intruders. Passwords can often be changed through the router’s online setup page.
One of the best ways to locate security risks like malware and viruses is by installing an antivirus software. Downloading one of these free or paid programs can serve as a security blanket to ensure no suspicious network activity is taking place.
As the internet becomes more interactive and ingrained in our everyday lives, network safety has becomes paramount. For more information about online security for your home, contact AV Design and Integration.