Wifi ‘wise guys’, criminals steal wifi connections with low protection

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The National Police are warning of a wifi scam, or wifi ‘wise guys.’  Criminals effectively steal wifi connections that are not fully protected. Police are providing information on ways of avoiding falling victim to the wifi wise guys. 

Firstly, assign to the connection a WPA2 security and change the default password that comes with installation. The password should be at least 12 characters long and should include upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols. 

Secondly, users can change the name of the wifi SSID to one that does not specify the operator and is unrelated to your password for the network. 

Thirdly, modify the password and change the setting to prevent someone being able to configure the router at will, for instance if they fail to connect and lastly turn off your wifi if you are absent or away for a number of days. 

Protecting your connection is important so for those who are unsure, consult your local IT professional or go to www.osi.es

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