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  • Last Updated : 02 Aug, 2022
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Security of Wi-Fi can prevent unauthorized users from accessing Wi-Fi or anyone can steal data or any important information from the system so Wi-Fi security creates encryption for data.

Wi-Fi Hacking:

Wi-Fi hacking is basically unauthentic access to a wireless network. A hacker can view, download, stream and store and can see or observe all the data begin transferred in a wireless network live.

Types of Wireless Threats:

1. Denial of services: Dos attack is such an attack in which an attacker system sends so much data for processing to a normal system that our normal system hangs. As a result, it will crash, or automatically it will shut down. This same thing happens with Wi-Fi this technique is called De-Authentication flood.

2. Authentication flood: Authentication means sending the connection request, if so many connection requests are continuously coming to our router then it will stop performing properly because each connection packet that is coming that has a username & password has to be checked and this process will consume time. And if so many requests are continuously coming it has to do so many processes at a time then definitely it will hang and will not be able to connect to the system properly.

Refer to this article to read more on Wi-Fi hacking prevention

Setting a Password for Wi-Fi:

How to block unauthorized access to wi-fi steps are given below:

Step 1:  First, set a password for the wireless network or you can confirm if you already did.

If you have password-protected your network but there are still unknown connections and intruders are still in it, then maybe the password is too weak, too short, or common. If so then make the password stronger.

  • At least, 10 characters.
  • A mix of lower and upper case letters.
  • Must contain numeric values and special characters.

Step 2: Change the router’s factory username and password.

Those are the credentials used to log in to the router’s administration software, not your name and password. generally, manufacturers often use the same pattern or combination of username and password for many devices and a list of them regularly pops up online. 

Not changing the router’s default settings makes it a very easy target for hacking and attacks. the router can be zombified and used to carry out a DDoS attack.

Step 3: Blocking WPS

WPS allows you to quickly connect devices to Wi-Fi without a password. Just press a convenient button on the router or enter-digit PIN, and the connection is established.

Although gaining physical access to a router to press the button may not be easy, brute-forcing a PIN takes maybe a few hours. With WPS on, anyone within range can theoretically connect to the network, so to be safe. GO to the router settings and turn off the WPS.

Step 4: Enable WPA2 encryption protocol.

If someone intercepts the data, it will be securely encrypted and of no use to the thief. Some of the latest router models even have WPA3 support, which as you can guess from the name, provides even better protection. it’s still far from universal, but that said  WPA2 should more than suffice for a home network.

Step 5: Guest Network

If any neighbor needs to connect with your wifi then set up a separate guest network, instead, A guest network connects to the internet but it doesn’t have default access to other devices on the local network, so it acts as a sort of secure sandbox, we can usually enable a guest network from the routers Wi-Fi, wireless Network or any similar sounding tab.

Give the guest network a different name and a totally different password for your personal main Wi-Fi.

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