Nestled in between some of the more widely known holidays of the late fall/early winter season is Computer Security Day. Every year, November 30th is devoted to increasing awareness around issues of cyber-security and Internet-based threats.
Anyone who follows this site with any regularity knows that cyber-security is one of the top things we discuss. So Computer Security Day is almost redundant in the FlashRouters office.
On the other hand, Computer Security Day does provide us the opportunity to highlight some of our tips for increasing your online security. So let’s take this holiday and take a look at some of the best ways to secure your wireless network.
Computer Security Day Tips for Securing Your Network
At FlashRouters, we implore you again and again, the best thing you can do for your cybersecurity is to use a VPN. By tunneling all of your online info through encrypted servers around the world every time you log in, VPNs provide immeasurable levels of security for users. This remains the best way to thwart hackers and intrusive governments that wish to spy on your online behavior.
That’s why we make our comunity-vetted open source firmware routers so VPN-friendly. If you’re subscribed to any router on our supported provider list, we’ll send your new FlashRouter with your VPN pre-installed. What’s more, FlashRouters offers all kinds of alternative VPN setups that allow you to enjoy the protection your VPN provides with greater ease.
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2. Better Passwords
FlashRouters has posted some of our favorite tips for improving your password before, but they merit another mention. Make unique passwords for each account you have, and save the info somewhere secure (not in a file on your computer called “My Passwords”). Use bad grammar because it stymies hackers’ ability to guess your password. You can even use a password generator if you can’t manage to randomize things enough on your own. The important thing is not to keep re-using the same password over and over again. Because once a hacker gets into one account, they can get into all of them.
3. Stay Up on Cybersecurity News
FlashRouters does our best to report on, or at least tweet out, all of the latest developments in the world of cyber-security. But there’s simply too much to catch it all. So aside from following our Twitter, we recommend routinely checking sites like Threatpost, WIRED, Ars Technica, CNET, and many more. We can’t tell you how many hacks and cybersecurity threats slip under the radar. Stay vigilant and informed and update your devices accordingly.
Well, that’s all for this Computer Security Day. FlashRouters promises to remain diligent in our quest to keep your wireless networks as secure as possible. All we ask is that you do the same on your end. Subscribe to those VPNs, maintain the integrity of your antivirus software, don’t use weak passwords, and for god’s sake, keep reading up on cyber-security!