All Wi-Fi users around the world must be alerted that hackers have the ability to hack and take over an entire Wi-Fi network and can easily take control of a Wi-Fi router and another bad news is that once a computer user connected to a Wi-Fi network, hacker connected in the same network can easily hack other connected users computers. When Wi-Fi users are already connected to the Wi-Fi network, a single hacker in the same network can hack into computers. After successful hacking into any computer in the same network, what this hacker can do may include view, upload and download of file in the computer, stealing of cookies to reveal usernames and passwords and so on.
Many computer users connect to a Wi-Fi network mostly because of internet access. So, Wi-Fi network operator / administrator may apply security based on business or personal requirement. This Basic Security Application is normally applied on Wi-Fi router for protection against unauthorized and malicious user while personal protection application on computer for protection against Insider attack must be taken care by the user.
Wi-Fi user may face serious loss for just connecting to a Public or a Free Wi-Fi network for internet access. Most Wi-Fi hackers target and hack user’s login credentials (email, social media, bank, etc.) while he or she is logged on any of accounts on web browser. Hacker can also hack into Wi-Fi connected computers using Metasploit Framework and many other malicious and harmful actions are possible after the Metasploit attack.
Best Ways To Keep Yourself Safe:
- Always Avoid Free or Unknown Wi-Fi network
- Connect to only secure Wi-Fi network (Secure Wi-Fi with WPA2 or WPA3 Protocols).
- Use Internet VPN while connected to any trusted or untrusted Wi-Fi network.
- Use Best Anti-Virus Program and Anti-Malware Program will protect user from Malware Attack.
Above four points are very important for all Wi-Fi users who are worry about their security. A malicious user in a Wi-Fi network check for different methods used for Insider Attack in a network. It also very important Wi-Fi user to know How to secure a own personal Wi-Fi network along with knowing the best ways to keep yourself safe.