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      • #2296848 Reply
        Microfix
        AskWoody MVP

        Privacy advocate, Sven Taylor over at restoreprivacy.com has published an article on home networks that guides users to check over their device settings.

        In today’s world, the typical household is full of technological wonders, all connected in a home network that runs through a router to the internet. You know, that internet that is full of hackers, spies, malware, and who knows what else, all of them just itching to get access to your tech. This has all the makings of a disaster.

        That’s why you need to secure your home network. Now.

        How to Secure Your Home Network Against Threats

        Well worth a read and mull over..

        Win8.1 Pro | Linux Hybrids | Win7 Pro O/L | WinXP O/L
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      • #2296936 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Most recent routers should automatically use HTTPS whenever it is supported by the website you are connected to. But if your router is more than two or three years old, or you see messages about your connection not being private when you visit certain web pages, you might need to turn on HTTPS support in the router

        This is just not true. Your browser uses https, not the router.
        Makes you wonder what else is wrong…

        [Edit] Other things on that site are also wrong, e.g.

        (KeePass) Must use plugins to sync between devices

        cheers, Paul

        • This reply was modified 1 week, 1 day ago by Paul T.
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        • #2297006 Reply
          Microfix
          AskWoody MVP

          LOL yeah, well spotted. Browser/router keyword flatulence.
          [EDIT} Article has now been edited, HTTPS section removed.

          Win8.1 Pro | Linux Hybrids | Win7 Pro O/L | WinXP O/L
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      • #2296943 Reply
        Myst
        AskWoody Plus

        On the other hand, router settings accessed through http should give an option under “Connectivity” to switch from http to https. I don’t see anything mentioned in this article about accessing the router settings through the browser. Does anyone have any feedback for this?

        Win7 Home x64 MacOS Chromebook

        • #2296946 Reply
          Paul T
          AskWoody MVP

          The router is on your local network so http is fine.
          https is to prevent snooping / attacks on data on the internet.

          cheers, Paul

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      • #2296951 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        accessing the router settings through the browser

        You access the router by its IP address like http://192.168.1.1/. Check router’s manual.

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        • #2296997 Reply
          Myst
          AskWoody Plus

          Indeed. Like PaulT said, it’s on my local network so no problem. I needed that reminder from him. 🙃

          Win7 Home x64 MacOS Chromebook

      • #2298109 Reply
        Michael432
        AskWoody_MVP

        Not the best article. No glaring mistakes like first pointed out above, but at the margins the advice could be greatly improved. Clearly written by an amateur. And, who wrote it? On the website home page it lists the author as HEINRICH LONG however on the page for the article itself, the author is Sven Taylor.

        Get up to speed on router security at RouterSecurity.org

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