Stop hacker from using my Wi-Fi

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How can I stop a hacker from using my Wi-Fi

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First off run a good anti virus to make sure you are not compromised elsewhere the change your wi-fi password. You should do this with a cable connection to the router just in case you have a key logger that will give them the new password you are trying to set up. You may need to change your router if the security protocols are not up to date.  

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  • Kevin Beaver
    Three things:
    1. Use a long/strong WPA2 pre-shared key
    2. Disable Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) or enable WPS intruder lockout
    3. Don't click on random web browser or similar pop-ups and randomly enter your WPA2 pre-shared key (a newer technique that uses social engineering to get users to divulge their wireless configuration info)
    4. Keep your wireless router(s) up to date with current firmware/software
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  • ragihindi
    Make sure you use very complicated password for your Wi-Fi and you may use any network scanner to see if any users is connected without your permission.
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  • greathulk001
    Use strong passwords is the first priority.
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  • ToddN2000
    Another option, although might seem extreme, is to turn your router off when not in use. I'm on my system at home average 3 hours a day, always around the same time. That leaves 21 hours of time when someone could use my system without my knowledge. I could buy an auto timer and have it set to turn the router on only for the times I will be using it.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    ToddN2000's suggestion is a great one...if you're not using it all the time then just power it off. You could simply setup an analog or digital timer on the power outlet for the unit. That should do the trick.
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