Secure Your Network

InformationWeek had an interesting article on six steps to secure your home network. You can find the article here.

The six steps?

  1. Hide Your SSID: Don’t let service set identifiers advertise your network
  2. Use Encryption: Protect your data from random passers-by
  3. Filter Out MAC Addresses: Tell your router who’s OK and who’s not
  4. Limit IP Addresses: Hackers can’t log on if there’s no room
  5. Sniff Out Intruders: Free software can make it happen
  6. Use Firewalls: Every PC gets one

I have done the first two steps and I have a couple of the machines with local firewalls up and running. Looks like I have more work to do to ensure a secured network environment at home.

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