How to Protect Your Wi-Fi Router From Hacking


Now a days when anything and everything digital is prone to hack. Most of the people are now aware and take good interaction for their online safety, but safeguarding the Wi-Fi router still lies low at the priority list of the most.

The reasons may range from lack of knowledge to mere carelessness, but At your home router’s security is as important as your front door’s because it is the foremost target of hackers trying to invade through your system. Now, as you might be knowing How to Increase Your Wi-Fi speed by choosing correct Wi-Fi Channel, here are the simple ways to strengthen your Wi-Fi router’s security from hack attacks...



How to Protect Your Wi-Fi Router From Hacking


Lets Start With Steps To Protect Your Wi-Fi Router From Hacking

Enable WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access).

This is the first thing to do for everyone who has or plans to buy a router.It provides encryption to your system and its variant WPA-PSK can be found in home networks.Those who use old routers,they might be having WEP or Wired Equivalent Privacy security, and trust us, it is no better than zero security.


Use a Strong Password

Several types of passwords are used to provide access to systems. The characters that form a password can fall into any of these categories:


  • 1. Passwords that contain only letters.
  • 2. Passwords that contain only numbers.
  • 3. Passwords that contain only special characters.
  • 4. Passwords that contain letters and numbers.
  • 5. Passwords that contain only letters and special characters.
  • 6. Passwords that contain only special characters and numbers.
  • 7. Passwords that contain letters, special characters and numbers.

Create a Strong SSID Network Name.

Do not use the router’s default network name like D-Link or Netgear. Hackers have most of the tools to bust into your network just by knowing your default SSID name



Turn Off UPnP

The Universal Plug and Play protocol (UPnP) which is meant to establish easy connection with devices in the vicinity can make your router vulnerable and make it a potential target for the hackers (results could be DoS attacks as well). Not all the routers are susceptible to UPnP exploitation, but why take the risk.


Firewall of Your Router

if you have it,then Use it. It is the router’s inbuilt protection system to make it somewhat obscure from the hacker’s view. Also, new routers come with "stealth mode" firewalls.



I hope you enjoyed this article.


Sharing is caring

google
linkedin

About Author

Akash is a co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email (akashchugh1994@gmail.com).


You may also like :-




Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *




Popular Posts

Get Latest Stuff Through Email


Stay Connected

Who Should Read TechTrick?

All the tricks and tips that TechTrick provides only for educational purpose. If you choose to use the information in TechTrick to break into computer systems maliciously and without authorization, you are on your own. Neither I (TechTrick Admin) nor anyone else associated with TechTrick shall be liable. We are not responsibe for any issues that caused due to informations provided here. So, Try yourself and see the results. You are not losing anything by trying... We are humans, Mistakes are quite natural. Here on TechTrick also have many mistakes..