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Never use OPEN, WEP, WPA-TKIP and WPA2-TKIP encryption on a wireless network.

Use WPA-AES or WPA2-AES encryption with a mixture of letters in upper and lowercase, numbers, symbols and special symbols.

Ensure your WPA-AES or WPA2-AES password is as long as possible, 63 characters max.

Do not use standard dictionary words for WPA-AES or WPA2-AES passwords, as the password complexity determines your security.

If your router does not support WPA-AES or WPA2-AES encryption, time to upgrade.

Ensure that all Windows networked computers have the latest Service Packs and Security Updates installed to protect you against Exploit Attacks.

Ensure that your Anti-Virus is always updated with the latest Virus Definitions and is set to auto-update definitions when they are released.

Change router Default Login and Password credentials.

Only use routers that include Firewalls to prevent DoS (Denial of Service) Attacks against your network.

Do not allow wireless networks to automatically re-connect if disconnected.

Change wireless access point ESSID name to something unusual and set to hide.

Use router MAC Filtering for all wireless devices in the home or office to allow only specified devices to access the wireless network.

When using free wireless internet i.e. cafes and hotspots, ask for the wireless internet connection name as Hackers can create fake wireless internet access points and exploit all of your personal information once you connect.