Do you connect to public Wi-Fi, leave your passwords to those who want to navigate from home, have you never changed your router password and always have Wi-Fi activated on your mobile? We summarize what measures you should take to avoid hacker attacks through the Wi-Fi network.
Using Wi-Fi to hack devices is no longer (only) the task of experienced cybercriminals. The Internet is literally infected with content that shows how to do it in a few steps. For this reason, it is necessary that both users and companies take all the necessary precautions to avoid hacker attacks through the Wi-Fi network. Professionals from Entelgy Innotec Security, a cybersecurity company, provide us with the following tips to keep your devices and information safe between networks:
Here is this short list of prevention measures that you must take into account to avoid hacker attacks through the Wi-Fi network:
Let’s start from the beginning. The router is your gateway to the internet and your connection to the Wi-Fi network. Therefore, it is necessary to periodically review its configuration. It is recommended that you connect to your router network to detect possible intruders. You can make backup copies, reset it to factory settings, update the software or configure the access credentials to it. You should also change the default password, modify and hide the name of the network (so that it does not identify with your operator) or assign the best security protocol and disable remote access to prevent someone from accessing your router from the outside .
When you keep a Wi-Fi connection open, you allow that connection to more easily be the gateway to your data and devices. A cybercriminal can intercept communications, modify the data or impersonate an interlocutor. It is recommended to activate these connections only when they are going to be used, as well as to modify their configuration to avoid that, when you consciously connect them, they do not reveal information about the type of device you use or its brand.
Perform automatic updates of all the manufacturer’s programs and apps that you have installed on your computer and/or mobile, so that security flaws are corrected as soon as the patch is prepared (and even if you are not aware that there is a vulnerability). Update your firmware (the computer program that controls the electronic circuitry of any device) whenever a new version is available to ensure you have all available security patches.
If you don’t know it, WPS (Wifi Protected Setup) is a mechanism that allows a device to connect to our router using an eight-digit pin code. It is better to disconnect it to prevent cybercriminals from having one more option to access your Wi-Fi network.
If you are a company and you usually have visitors who request to connect to Wi-Fi, you should consider having a Wi-Fi network for guests. In this way, the internal corporate network will be completely separated from that used by clients and external personnel. At home you can also opt for this option. It is the best precaution you can have, especially if you telework.
These public Wi-Fi networks are generally not encrypted, so your data is available to anyone who has access to it. A cyber attacker can obtain all the information between the point of emission and reception very easily: whether it is accessing your bank accounts or your email, among others. In addition, many of these networks are infected with all kinds of viruses and may also actually be fake networks created by a cyber attacker with a dubious goal (a competitor worker looking for information, for example).
Whether you are a home user or a business owner, you should consider connecting to the internet via cable when possible. This will secure your connections and reduce your exposure to threats (although it doesn’t completely prevent it either, especially if your router is wireless enabled and it may have vulnerabilities you are unaware of).
This is especially recommended in the business field. Secure the physical point where the equipment is deployed, make it difficult to locate them and that only certain people in the organization have access to the place where they are installed. It is also advisable to establish security policies to determine who should be the people with permission to physically access them and to manage them, as well as establishing an action plan in case of intrusion.
As an AI language model, I can provide information about Penetrate Pro APK up to my knowledge cutoff in September 2021. Please note that my information may be outdated, and I do not support or promote the use of illegal activities, including unauthorized access to networks or data.
Penetrate Pro APK was an Android application that claimed to assist users in testing the security of their wireless networks. The app was primarily used to attempt to gain unauthorized access to protected Wi-Fi networks by attempting to crack their passwords using various techniques.
It’s crucial to understand that using such applications to access networks without proper authorization is illegal and unethical. Unauthorized access to networks and data is a serious offense and may result in legal consequences.
Always prioritize the security and privacy of your own network and respect the privacy and security of others. Instead, focus on using legitimate methods to strengthen your network security, such as using strong passwords, enabling encryption, and regularly updating firmware and software on your devices.