Security over WIFI

  HXP 19:43 03 May 2009

I have 2 computers ethernet connected to my network but have just got a Samsung NC10.

The NC10 ( XP)and my main machine (VISTA) are the only ones I use for on line banking and both have norton 2009 Internet Security Suite.

The third PC (xp)uses AVG & zone alarm.My son also connects via his Xbox, and his Nokia N65 mobile to play games / MSN.

I have MAC address filtering on the Belkin router.

Is my NC10 more at risk connecting wirelessly than mu other PC's ?

Anything I need to do to beef up security ( I currently Broadcast SSID ) but thats for my sons Xbox and my NC10.

Any suggestions or am I being paranoid(ish).

Secondly I have an HTC S620 - how secure is that for online banking via GPRS ?



  Strawballs 21:31 03 May 2009

I would turn on WPA and set a secure password as well as the mac address filtering.

  HXP 22:12 03 May 2009


Sorry should have said I have enabled WPA-PSK (TKIP ) on the router.

Am as secure as I can be ?

  tullie 01:24 04 May 2009

As long as you have AV software installed and firewall.

  dawood 16:25 07 May 2009

Make sure you update your antivirus and anti-spyware software with latest virus/spyware patterns from time to time.

Here are some additional tips to secure wireless network click here .

Hope it helps.

  zarobian 17:13 07 May 2009

use aes instead of tkip encyption.

  zarobian 17:15 07 May 2009

sorry for the typo should be "encryption."

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