Can my home Wi‑Fi be hacked?

Tips to prevent hackers from gaining access to your connected home

What makes a Wi‑Fi router secure?

If you’re worried about the security of your home net­work, we highly recommend you put some consideration into which router you purchase. Routers that come bundled with your internet connection or the most popular routers on sites like Amazon are also the ones that are most often hacked, because their popularity makes them an obvious target. Router vulnerabilities are much more likely to be discovered in devices that sit at the top of best­seller lists because hackers can target many people through them.

Can a Wi‑Fi router be hacked?

It’s entirely possible that your router might have been hacked and you don’t even know it. By using a technique called DNS (Domain Name Server) hijacking, hackers can breach the security of your home Wi‑Fi and potentially cause you a great deal of harm. They can redirect your traffic to a web­site run by them, causing you to unwittingly give your credit card number or Facebook login credentials to a criminal. Thank­fully, you can check if your home net­­work is secure by using a free and web-based online router checker service. Make sure you choose the service from a trustful and reputable cyber security brand.

Should I change my Wi‑Fi router password?

You might be surprised how easy it is to hack into your home Wi‑Fi net­work nowadays. For very little money, a hacker can rent a cloud computer and most often guess your net­work’s pass­word in minutes by brute force or using the powerful computer to try many combinations of your pass­word. Your home Wi‑Fi net­work can easily be broken into if you have a weak password.

Do I need internet security with a pass­word-protected router?

The most important connected devices in our homes will always be our computers and phones, and a weak router can also lead to them being hacked and infected. By using internet security with world class protection, you can protect your computers and mobile devices from viruses and other threats.

Are you interested in better securing your data and online life?