One thing to be said for dial up though, was that it was relatively secure compared to broadband. The reason for this is that broadband, by its very nature is always switched on.
If your PC is turned on along with your router, you’re always connected to the internet and from a hacker’s point of view, open for business.
Broadband brings huge benefits to everyday life. It’s faster, more stable, immediately available and with the addition of Wi-Fi, available on the move around your property or surrounding area.
Wi-Fi though, brings an extra vulnerability to our networks by giving those nearby the ability to see it.
If this all sounds a bit worrying, you’ll be pleased to hear that you can keep your network safer with some common sense behaviour.