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Protect Your Wireless Connection From Hackers

If your household uses a wireless network with a wireless router, you have reason to be worried. It has been reported that millions of dollars in have been lost by families whose internet connection was illegally accessed. Who does this? Hackers who visit neighborhoods using scanners which reveal available wireless networks. A router can send a signal that can actually be accessed outside your home. There are many ways to protect your family, however. The first defense against these kinds of intruders is to encrypt your signal when you turn on your router for the first time. Firewalls should also be set up on each of the computers that your family members use. You should ensure your firewall is enabled and that you disable any file sharing features in Windows.