What can I do to protect my laptop when using Wi-Fi?
Thursday, June 11th, 2009
Protecting your computer when using Wi-Fi
Wi-fi has made our lives easier because we can take our laptop to a variety of places, such as the airport, school and local coffee shop, and connect with no problem.
This also means your laptop has a higher security risk if you are using wireless Internet access. Follow these tips for protecting your computer when using wireless Internet.
- Be sure that your laptop has updated firewall and antivirus protection. This is important when you’re on the road with your laptop. You never know who else is using the network with you.
- Look for software that encrypts passwords so identity thieves aren’t taking advantage of the wireless access. Your banking and personal information should be kept safe.
While wi-fi can be a great convenience for many of us, it can also pose some dangers to our personal information. Be savvy when using wireless Internet access and protect your computer.
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