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Shut The Doors of Your Network For hackers and Attackers

For all the internet users, ever since the first virus attack came into its existence, security of your online being has become a persistent issue over the entire world.  When and where can our personal information be leaked into is the matter of sheer uncertainty given that you are not advancing with the pace which cyber criminals are progressing with.

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Not many internet users are aware of the possible consequence the theft or loss of their personal data can leave them with.With the kind of frequent and perhaps very dangerous anti-security activities being carried out lately, not much care and diligence has been taken and applied at the user end that could nip the consequences of such data breach immediately in the bud so that further data loss can be duly avoided.

Not too much late!! We can still help you in fighting with these bad guys in protecting your confidential and personal data from ending up into wrong hands. We have covered almost every critical security issue in this article and you may also find a quick work around of these issues. Keep reading!
Open and unprotected networks are always a serious threat to the security of your data. All those ends of a network that are needed to be kept private and secure, if left unguarded ,can be highly prone to network hijacking and information theft. Because of not being able to be encrypted in its entirety, these networks can be hacked with little effort resulting into the invasion of your privacy and system integrity.

Not only can these open networks be a problem to its authorized users but people from outside the authorized circle may also get their data stolen if they happen to log into an unsecure and open network like these. The best and the most common example is open WiFi network.
Any person connected with an unsecure and unprotected network may get his data sniffed over when it either, goes out of the network or comes in.

Your passwords, something as important and dearest to you as your home or car key, can be conveniently copied using lots of advance network hijacking applications. Think of your oh-so-dearer Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn passwords going into wrong hands. Alarming it becomes when you use the same password for every online account you have.
To make it a bit more comprehendible, take the example of an online data exchange between a laptop and a wireless router.

Anyone within the range can use a packet-sniffing software to snivel into the transmission. Someone listening in can copy usernames and passwords, email and file transfers. Only those connections are secure that are made to a secure website, even across such a network, because the encryption originates at the website and extends to the user’s computer.

Hence, to keep your wireless LAN secured from local eavesdropping, all data that passes through the laptop and router must be encrypted using software security options built into the wireless router. In this case, the entire LAN broadcasts in an encrypted format. The router only decrypts LAN traffic to send it on to the Internet. This does not make surfing the Internet any more secure than it otherwise is, but it does eliminate risks associated with potential eavesdropping on the LAN side.

So, keep your online existence safe and secure by, at first, taking control of your network securing every entry point it has for the hackers to invade it through as well as try some top notch end-point security software to secure your computer data from local eavesdropping. Stay Safe

About Jennifer Garcia

Jennifer Garcia is an Information Security Analyst and Writer at NewSoftwares. You can contact her at jennifer.garcia@newsoftwares.net or follow her on Twitter

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