I'm currently living in an apartment complex with at least 5 other people. I'm sharing this apartment with 3 other people. We recently got Time Warner to install a Wi-Fi internet connection that requires a password in order to gain access to use the Wi-Fi connection. I have a paid 2-year subscription to Webroot Secure Anywhere, update my computer whenever it says updates or recommended or important (don't care about the optional ones), so I think I'm pretty safe against hackers getting into my computer and stealing personal information from me. Still, I'm wondering how safe am I with just this barrier. Every day, new virsus pop up on the internet. Every day, people find new ways in order to hack into things. Obviously, I'm don't understand how computers work. That's why I'm on this forum. Here are my questions:
1) Even with just a password barrier, am I safe to use Time Warner's Wi-Fi connection in an apartment complex with 5 other tenants?
2) The router Time Warner gave us has 2 ethernet cord connections. Should I use the ethernet cord connection instead of the Wi-Fi connection. I feel like it will decrease the chances of me getting hacked or something to go wrong with my computer (whether it be installing/updating a program or simply downloading a file)?