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The Privacy of a Home Network

As an information technology student, and taken multiple computer related courses, I have spent many hours learning about advancing technology. This would not be the first encounter with computer related content, as a high school student I spend two years in the computer repair and networking tech courses. I received multiple certifications such as Cisco and CompTIA.
The background from my education led me the concept of how secure is our home network. So many people spend hours upon hours of time sending and receiving information that is far more private than they anticipate. Not many of these people realize that if certain steps are taken the information flow is not secure.
When an internet provider sends out their router for new subscribers to install, they don’t advertise that extra steps should be taken beyond that of the password. The stock network name can and should be changed. The stock network name gives more information about your network than most can anticipate. The network…

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