Top Things That Put Your Wifi At Risk Of Being Hacked
In spite of having multiple security options, are set by default to WEP protection. This method of security sends out patterns through your network that make it easy as pie for anyone to snatch your WiFi password literally out of thin air. (Source: somedayilllearn).
I had no idea about this one. I always thought my WiFi was well secured and that it wasn’t possible for anything to somehow hack me. But boy I was wrong. After a lot of reading and searching I knew I was completely wrong. And it’s most likely that you also thought that you were well protected.
Your password is too easy
Ever heard of something called “brute hacking”? It’s most likely you didn’t. Brute hacking is a software that can guess your password in just a couple of hours by running thousands of varying number and dictionary combinations against the computer database until it guesses the right code. It’s even easier to guess your password if you used the default password that was given to you when you bought your router.
People are gullible
All it takes is one visitor in your home to click a suspicious link and they’ve opened a virtual back door to your home WiFi. This happens a lot with people who don’t handle that much technology. They innocently open something that seems legit and poof! You fall for a terrible hack. The thief gets his dirty little hands on ALL your important information like banking information.
If you sold your old router or even an old phone that belonged to you then you’re in trouble. Especially if you didn’t properly deleted EVERYTHING your phone had stored in it. This exposes all your information as well as your loved ones information.
Always be very careful with whatever you do online. Even if you think you are safe it turns out you really aren’t. There are various high security apps that will let you use your WiFi calmly without worrying about hackers.