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Protect Home Networks

It is possible for a computer owner to be unaware they are using a network at home. If more than one computer shares the same Internet connection or if wireless Internet access is being used, a home network is present. Securing a single computer is not much use if it is part of a network.


The whole network must be protected as well to prevent malicious software from simply hopping from computer to computer to avoid attack. Different kinds of home networks face different kinds of risks. In the case of a wireless connection, anyone within the broadcast range of the network may be able to look at any data contained within the network. Most networking devices employ their own security mechanisms. Using this in combination with security defenses installed on each computer's should provide enough protection to thwart attempts from hackers to hi-jack the network and use the computers connected to it. Most routers function as Network Address Translators (NAT) which makes them a safe connection to the Internet.

While no measure can guarantee total immunity from attack, these steps should increase the security of a computer or network enough to protect against any typical attack.



Conclusion:


Securing yourself and your computer from digital attacks is a lot easier than it may seem. More often than not, companies and even “pop ups” will warn you of attacks, and try to pressure you into installing this kind of protection software or that kind. It's important that you do your due-diligence any time you see a product or software that you are recommended or that you intend to use. On the other hand, following the tips in this guide, you should now have a better understanding of the cyber and digital world and it's potential threats. You should also now be able to determine your next move, as in which kind of security aspects you need to improve upon to keep yourself safe. All-in-all, don't be the person that believes they could never be under attack. You would be baffled at the amount of hackers out there scanning for openings in your network.

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