Does your router still have the default password on it? If it does, you could be aiding hackers around the world. They can use your router as a bot that can be used for malicious attacks. It is a good idea to put a strong password on your router.
What makes a strong password? Length, complexity and the use of non-dictionary words (in any language). It used to be recommended to use 8 characters for your password. With the speed of computers today, 8 characters can easily be hacked. If possible use a minimum of 10 characters, 15 or more is better. Windows can handle passwords up to 127 characters long! How do you remember such a long complex password? Turn it into a phrase that you can remember. Use the first letter of every word and substitute numbers in wherever you can. For example:
My favorite city to travel to is Las Vegas in the Summer time. I like it Hot! = Mfc2ttiLVitSt.IliH!
As with any password, protect it, protect it, protect it. Do not write it down on a sticky note and attach it to the router or computer.
If you have any questions about your setup, passwords, or any other computer question, give us a call at 630-552-9710.