Social Network Dangers

Ten ways to stay safe online now

8 – Secure your connection


Most households these days have Wi-Fi included as part of their Internet service in order to connect portable devices, such as laptops, smart phones and tablets. To help keep your connection secure, be sure to change the default Wi-Fi password to something known only by you and other authorized family members that you live with. You should also make sure that your service provider uses a high security standard, such as WPA2, in order to make it more challenging for outsiders to hack into your private network. If you are connecting to the Internet outside of your own home, avoid doing banking or other sensitive online transactions unless you are sure you are on a secure connection.