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Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online
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2.3 Using wireless networking securely

An image of three internet cables sitting on top of a computer keyboard.
Figure 7

Use the network connection tool on your computer to identify how many wireless networks are within range of your current location.

How many of them use secure connections? If your home wireless network is not configured to use WPA2 or WPA3, find out how to set this up and make sure to do this. The user manual for your wireless router or your internet service provider’s website should have information that will help.

Consider how you connect to the internet when you are on the move. Do you connect to your home wi-fi network, your mobile service provider, the free wi-fi in a coffee shop?

Go through the online services you identified in Week 1. Which ones would you choose not to access using public wireless networks?