Choosing the right encryption
Most of us are aware that we need to choose a password to protect our home Wifi network. Yet some networks are more secure than others.
WEP (Wireless Equivalent Privacy) is an early form of encryption that typically allows users to choose their own password. Most new routers come with WPA (Wifi Protected Access), which is a more complex system that’s far harder to hack into.
Even so, 19% of all Wifi users worldwide are still using WEP encryption for their home network security and 89% of all public Wifi hotspots are unsecured.
So, you need to be aware of whether your information is at risk when you’re using Wifi while out and about. You can check your encryption by going to the Network Settings menu on your device; it should advise you of the security level of all listed networks.