A compromised internet connection can steal your sign-in details and direct
you to phishing sites. Here are some ways you can secure your internet
- Router password. Change the default password on your home internet
router. Keeping the default password will allow any stranger from the
internet to gain control over your router. To prevent brute force attacks,
use a long phrase (rather than a single word) along with numbers and
- WiFi password. Make sure your WiFi network is password protected. This
is separate from the router password.
- Guest network. Create a guest network if your router has that option and
keep the main network private for your devices only.
- Avoid public WiFi. Use your mobile data plan instead. If you have to use
public WiFi, make sure to have a reputable VPN (avoid free VPNs).