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Wi-Fi Protected Setups — Security Threats?

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Now we’re seeing WPS around a lot more, in fact almost all routers come with this feature now.

A Wi- fi protected setup basically tries to make it easier for you to establish a secure wireless home network. Now there are two ways in which you can ease the process of securing a wireless network. The first is via a WPS push button, and the second option is WPS PIN entry.

Some people argue WPS push button is secure, as a remote attacker cannot physically push the button on your router. However they say with WPS PIN entry, a remote attacker can get your entire pin within hours.

Most people opt to disable WPS where the option is available.

I would recommend using caution for both methods, as they are rumoured to be less secure than the standard way to connect to Wi-Fi and may open your network up for attack — as always, better to be safe than sorry!

This Episode explains how to edit Wi-Fi settings on a Wi-Fi network you are connected to, and explains all about Wi-Fi Protected Setups.

Enjoy!

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Zahida S. is a contributor for Tech My Money and owner of Android Simplified - Teaching tech like its supposed to be done