Safety Tips on using WLAN

Following safety tips may help you to protect your notebook and safeguard your information while using WLAN:

  1. Disable resource sharing such as "file-sharing" to avoid any leakage from your computer.
  2. Disable "Ad-Hoc" mode networking to prevent attackers from easily gaining access to information and resources on your notebook.
  3. Install and activate personal firewall, anti-virus and anti-spyware program. Apply latest patches and fixes frequently for the OS and programs installed.
  4. Always use secured connection such as WPA in the WLAN.
  5. Never leave your notebook unattended, disable wireless connection when it is not in use.
  6. Avoid perform any sensitive operation such as doing e-banking, e-shopping, etc. over public WLAN to prevent leakage of your personal information such as bank account number or credit card number.
  7. If your notebook can make WLAN connection automatically with your stored credentials, then never borrow it to others without clearing the credentials.
  8. Never connect to unknown wireless networks. Attackers could set up fake captive portals to harvest personal information.
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