Think about the amount of data on all the Wi-Fi-enabled devices in the average home.

Computers, smartphones, tablets, and more all connect to home networks on a regular basis. But are those networks safe?

Experts say people need to do a lot more to secure their networks in general.

One of the best ways to do this is to not only lock a network with a complicated password, such as a long string of letters, numbers, and symbols – but also see if there’s an option on the router to encrypt all the data.

Even beyond that, most people don’t even take the basic steps to alter factory settings on a router so that the default IP address and password are unique from what can be easily looked up online.

Searching online for more of the best practices here can go a long way toward securing a family network.

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