As working as security enthusiast the WiFi security is the Most important part of any organizations and Home. Most of the Home users integrate the WiFi routers to their internet connection to share the internet over WiFi enabled devices. In this integration Process all is set to be perfect while setup of WiFi routers but it lack of integrating the security procedures. This leads to open the door of hacker while accessing the WiFi hacking procedures. This tips and trick provides complete coverage towards the security policy and methods implementing for securing the WiFi Router from External Hacking Attacks.
Tip-1 (Implement Strong Password policy)
Select the password that is easy to understand but difficult to guess and it should be long as more than 20 character must have Uppercase and Lowercase letters, Symbols and numbers.
Tip-2 (Integrating Strong Encryption Algorithm)
Implement the WPA2 with AES / CCMP encryption is the best in class strong encryption module and stronger data protection that is very hard to crack.
Tip-3 (Change the Passwords at Regular Interval)
The passwords must be changed with the regular interval like every week with random passwords.
Tip-4 (Integrate NAP and NAC policy)
Integrate the Network access Protection (NAP) and Network access control (NAC) policy solution’s to WiFi Routers.
Tip-5 (Keep OFF WiFi router when it is not required)
Keep the WiFi router in the OFF state and Keep ON only when it require to be needed while turn ON during usages period only.
Tip-6 (Don’t turn on WPS when it is not required)
Most of the attacks came from the WPS pin attack disabling leads to secure the WiFi Router at some extends.
Tip-7 (Upgrade the WiFi Router Firmware and Drivers to latest version)
Patch your WiFi router with the latest versions of WiFi Router Firmware and Drivers.
Tip-8 (Change the Default Name of access point SSID and Passwords of WiFi router)
You should change the Default Name of access point SSID and Passwords of WiFi router.
Tip-9 (Enable Firewall Protection between WiFi routers and Internet connection)
You must enable the Wireless Firewall Protection between the WiFi routers and Internet connections.
Tip-10 (Enable MAC address filtering)
Integrate the MAC address filtering to your wireless access point.
Tip-11 (Disable remote login and SSID broadcasts)
You must disable the wireless remote login and WiFi SSID broadcasts.
Tip-12 (Limit the Strength of WiFi network)
You should Limit the Strength of WiFi network so that it can be detected inside and undetected outside.
Tip-13 (Check the WiFi routers regularly for errors)
You must check the WiFi routers regularly for configurations errors.
Tip-14 (Place the WiFi Routers in a Secured locations)
Airtight the security location of WiFi routers.
Tip-15 (Use the centralized server authentication system)
Use Centralized server authentication system like RADIUS to authenticate the WiFi connection for enterprise network.
That’s all for now.