Fri. Oct 23rd, 2020

How to Secure Your Home Network Devices from Hackers?

People usually think that online security is limited to just mobile phones and laptops/desktops. Whilst this was true some time ago, but with the improvement in technology and digitization, more and more devices have come under the scanner of hackers. In fact, all the devices that are connected to your router are susceptible to hacking; hence, in a dire need of protection from security threats. These devices – aside, mobile phones and laptops/desktops – include tablets, kindle, Ipad, tablets, smart TVs, and so on. In other words, every single device that makes use of the internet is pretty much hackable. 

Having this established, we’d now like to take you through a list of the most general software types that are susceptible to security vulnerabilities like malware, viruses, phishing attacks, and so on. Have a look!

  1. Apps 
  2. Operating systems
  3. Firmware 

Now that you know the 3 different mediums that the hackers can use to attack your devices at home, we are taking you through a series of solutions that will help you in increasing the cyber security of all the devices connected to the router. Have a look! 

  1. Protect Your Router

This is quite naturally the first obvious thing to do. And you can do it in the following ways. 

  • Always password protect your router.
  • Use a strong password that must contain a random combination of numbers, letters (uppercase and lowercase, both), and symbols.
  1. Use Firewall for Protection

Always use a firewall protection for your computers and laptops. In fact, it’s also a good cyber habit to use antivirus software. 

  1. Use Unique and Exclusive Passwords for All Devices

First, generate a strong password (we have mentioned the trick above). Last, make sure you do not repeat the password. Even if you have 8 different smart devices attached to your router and any number of accounts that you use, every single one of them should have a different password. 

  1. Never Click on Suspicious Links

Whether you’ve received a link as an email attachment or whether your antivirus software is flagging a particular website as suspicious, make sure you do not click open on any of them. It’s one of the best ways to not allow hackers a chance to release malware and virus on your system. 

A few other cyber hygiene habits to follow are listed below. 

  • Keep downloading all the updates released by your network provider.
  • Update whatever software you’re using from time to time. 

Please visit the website, https://us.hikvision.com/en for more cybersecurity tips and tricks.