Tech – for Everyone

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How To Protect Your Wi-Fi (and other items)

Folks, there’s no good (tech) news, but (as usual) plenty of scary headlines. So I urge you to get proactive and harden your wireless router (as per the article below).

Bad News Sampler Platter: (Just today’s)

* Malicious Minecraft apps affect 600,000 Android Users

“So you love Minecraft? You might want to be very careful before downloading the cheats for the popular Minecraft game from Google Play Store. Nearly 3 Million users have downloaded malicious Minecraft Android applications for their smartphone and tablets from the Google Play store, security researchers warned.Read more..

* Android ransomware distributed to English speakers in spam campaign

* Report: IRS breach impacts more than 100,000 taxpayers

Okay. So here’s today’s main article: How to stop Wi-Fi hackers cold

When someone hacked a neighbor’s Wi-Fi router to engage in nefarious activities, the only effective defense was to plug a widespread WPS vulnerability.” Read more..

Please note that while the technique advised in the article will not make you bulletproof; but it will “harden” your gear to where you will no longer be quite the ‘low hanging fruit’. If you do not know how to access your router/WAP’s Control Panel, look at (and note) the unit’s Make/Model and do a search for “Make/Model+update firmware”. Go to the search result that contains the manufacturer’s URL (i.e., if yours is a Netgear). (You DO look at URL’s before you click.. Right?)

Today’s quote:Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

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May 27, 2015 - Posted by | consumer electronics, cyber crime, Google, hackers, hardware, how to, networking, News, ransomware, routers and WAPs, security, tech

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