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Wireless Security - Best Practices

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#1 harrywaldron


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Posted 13 April 2004 - 05:56 PM

Below are articles reflecting the best practices in wireless security:

Best Practices for Wireless Security

Microsoft Recommended - Best Practices for Wireless Security

PC Magazine - Ironclad Security for Wireless LANs

PC Magazine - WPA Security step-by-step

Limit mobile risks--a security checklist

Tips on locking down your WLAN

GOOGLE SEARCH: wireless+security+best+practices

Top 10 basic wireless security practices

Top 10 basic wireless security practices

1. Use vendor-supplied security
2. Change the default admin password of your wireless router/access point/bridge
3. Turn down the power
4. Use MAC address filtering and WEP encryption
5. Consult the vendor about antenna positioning
6. Change SSID and, if possible, disable SSID broadcast
7. Keep your wireless router/access point/bridge firmware up to date
8. Use a VPN for working at home
9. Keep your antivirus software up to date
10. Use a firewall

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 13 April 2004 - 06:59 PM

Thanks harry. This is important to know for new users as people can steal their bandwidth and access their networks if the wireless aspects are not secured enough.

#3 david28


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Posted 24 June 2008 - 02:02 AM

Thought I would bring this back up since many more people have Wireless now - I just changed to wireless and used some of this information to protect :thumbsup:


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