What is UPnP
UPnP (stands for Universal Plug and Play) is a set of network protocols. It is designed to automatically configure network devices. Simply put UPnP automatically forwards a port if the connection was initiated from the local network. It trusts the LAN outgoing requests by default. Here is why you should disable this feature on your wireless router to stay safe. Continue reading
Some apps can pretend that they are shutting down but in fact they stay active in the background and continue sending data, wasting battery or even showing your status as “online”. That is why you may want to manually stop some processes or services on your Android device. Continue reading
Nowadays almost in all apartments there is at least one wireless router or modem. You need a router if you have at least one laptop to be able to connect to the Internet without using a wire (patch-cord). You also need one if you own a modern phone like iPhone or Android-based device to use your home ISP and not to waste your mobile data in vain. How many networks does your laptop or smartphone detect when you are at home? In most cases you can see at least three Wi-Fi names belonging to your nearest neighbors except the SSID of your own router.
So what about security? Many people believe that setting up a strong wireless security key for Wi-Fi access means a total security for the router in whole. It’s a big fallacy. Even if your “WiFi password” is hard-to-guess, someone can exploit a vulnerability in your current security mode or features like WPS to gain access to the wireless network, then – to settings page of your router and few minutes later – to your PC, files, e-mails, credit cards credentials and banking account. In this article read our tips about how to secure your wireless router, access point or wireless modem and prevent hackers from accessing your devices and stealing your data. Continue reading
When TCP/IP reset is needed
The procedure of resetting the TCP/IP often helps to fix problems with network that occured due to:
- malware activity;
- incorrect operation of legal software;
- installation of non-native network drivers;
- system failures of operating system.
When you connect to a wireless network your PC saves its credentials. But you may want to delete the information about unnecessary and insecure networks from computer. It was very simple to forget a wifi network from GUI in Windows 7 and XP. But in Windows 8 this feature is absent. Today we will show you the easiest ways to delete a Wi-Fi hotspot profile in Windows 10 and 8.1 using GUI and command line. It is quite important to clear unwanted profiles to prevent your laptop from automatically connecting to insecure or vulnerable hotspots. Continue reading