Category Archives: Home Network Security

Smart TVs Vulnerable to Hacking, Consumer Reports Finds

This is a very interesting article and one indication of what is developing within the ” Smarthome Network”. As we integrate more technology into our homes and lives it becomes increasingly apparent that we are no longer autonomous as we … Continue reading

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Home Network Security a Wise Choice

We all lock our doors at night; some even purchase or build homes in gated communities so why do we install high speed internet connections into our homes and never give any thought to the security of those home networks. … Continue reading

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Best Practices for Home Network Security – SandBoxing

Surfing compromised or malicious web sites is a common way to infect your PC with malware. Consider using one of several available web browsers (e.g. ChromeTM[4], Safari®[5]) that provide a sandboxing capability. Sandboxing creates a bubble or virtual environment that … Continue reading

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Best Practices for Home Network Security – Limit Privileged User Accounts

  In your computer operating system, the privileged administrator (or root) account has the ability to access any information and change any configuration on your system. Therefore, web or email delivered malware or viruses can more easily compromise your system … Continue reading

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Best Practices for Home Network Security – Install Security Software

Install a security collection that provides defense for anti-virus, anti-phishing, safe browsing and firewall capabilities. In addition, some security suites provide access to a cloud-based reputation service for leveraging corporate strength malware services. Be sure to enable the software’s automatic … Continue reading

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Best Practices for Home Network Security – Use Updated Software

Migrate to a Modern Operating System and Hardware Platform. The latest version of any operating system (OS)inevitably contains security features not found in previous versions. Many of these security features are enabled by default and help prevent common attacks. In addition, using a 64-bit … Continue reading

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