So years ago my friend and I learned “how” to hack, but since then security has increased and hackers have a harder time to make their way into your machines. HOWEVER technology still has it’s flaws.
Lets start with the simple basics of what you can do as a Non-Technical person.
- Most companies now provide a modem that is also a router. This is good because your “address to the internet world” (IP Address) is not given to a computer, but is given to the Internal-router inside your modem. So if you have an ip-address of 192-168.1.# you’re better off. IF that is not the case (i.e. you can only use one computer will give you this assumption) then you should buy a router. From unpackaging shut down all devices connect Router > to Modem | Port 1 to > Computer. Turn on in order Modem > Router > Computer.
- WiFi Networks – always so dangerous. IF you NO security on your wifi – shame! (I’ll get this updated in time to tell you how but it’s 11:30 pm and I’m tired) But in the meantime ask for help to set up a NON-WEP encryption. Do not use WEP anymore, it’s easily hackable.
- If you don’t use a password to get into your computer START NOW!
- Most file systems Windows XP and above have more security on the file system. If anyone gets into your computer most likely will be prompted for a password. If you have no password my first option is NOTHING! Usually I can get in.
- Password type – Don’t do the typical Superman1 or Password1. Adding a capital letter and a digit is not smart and easily hackable. Try replacing “a” with the “@” or the “E” with “3” or “1” with “!” – – this is call LEET (1337) where symbols look like a letter. So Superman1 can look like $up3rm@n! < not likely to be hacked ever. If you’re not good and need simple then try an illegitimate compound word like Puppy1Timer8 (something that you can remember i like puppies and I’m always time sensitive and I wish I was 18 again)