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Old 25-05-2021, 10:59   #1
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How to secure wifi?

Is there a way to secure your home dives and network when you are out cruising to get rid of hacking attempts? The way/method/app/technique should not be for a techie person.
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Old 25-05-2021, 11:21   #2
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Re: How to secure wifi?

By using a password with 25 alphanumeric and special characters, you increase the chance of not being hacked, save next to turning off your system. The next thing would be encrypting your system, completely.
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Old 25-05-2021, 11:22   #3
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Is there a way to secure your home dives and network when you are out cruising to get rid of hacking attempts? The way/method/app/technique should not be for a techie person.
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The easiest way is to turn it all off. Routers/network, computers...all systems.
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Yes, turn the computers off and unplug the wi-fi router and modem.
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Is there a way to secure your home dives and network when you are out cruising to get rid of hacking attempts? The way/method/app/technique should not be for a techie person.
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sure, with a password

no big bad computer hacker is looking at hacking a boat wifi
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sure, with a password



no big bad computer hacker is looking at hacking a boat wifi


No but children do
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Re: How to secure wifi?

Just put a good password. It needs to be a gibberish password not an actual word or your birthday or something lame like that.
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Old 25-05-2021, 13:40   #9
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Try encrypting your password.
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Old 25-05-2021, 13:55   #10
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no big bad computer hacker is looking at hacking a boat wifi
Not true, this can happen specially on yachts 30m upwards where there could be many juicy results.

For smaller yachts, the risk is low and if it happens, worst case the mobile volume is gone.
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Passwords are pretty easy to break if a hacker wants to break one.

They can use a Brute Force Attack or Rainbow Table Attack which is why most companies use a two factor log in.

Turning your systems off though will do the job.
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anybody with the yacht big enough to have anything on board that a hacker actually wants doesn't need to come on to a forum to find out how to protect himself.
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anybody with the yacht big enough to have anything on board that a hacker actually wants doesn't need to come on to a forum to find out how to protect himself.
Its probably not what's onboard that the hacker would be looking for.

It would be more like personnel information, account numbers, credit card numbers, birth dates/SSN, etc, etc
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Re: How to secure wifi?

Unless there really is something of REAL value, a hacker will not try to get in if the password is strong. This is an example of a strong password...

nfGWNe-pW5a*rkLYjd3ZwD96*

With a password tester, the above example to hack will take...2 trillion trillion trillion years
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