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GetNetWise launched the WSI public awareness campaign to help Internet users get-net-wise about wireless threats and precautions they should take.

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Wi-Fi Laptop and Network Security

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Linksys Users
(5 videos)

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NetGear Users
(5 videos)

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D-Link Users
(5 videos)

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Password Protect Your Computer
Password protecting your computer is a general security precaution you should take whether you use WiFi or not. On both Windows and Mac OS you can password protect access to the core functions of the computer. Here's a step-by-step video tutorial for Windows XP users.

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Make sure you are secure while shopping or banking online
Use an SSL secure connection for transactions involving the sharing of sensitive personal information. Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology encrypts transactions by creating a secure tunnel between your computer and the Web site server. Before you type in your credit card or sensitive information, be sure to look for indicators that the site is encrypted.

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Find Your MAC Address
You can set your base station to allow WiFi access to only your computers. The base station will recognize your computer by a unique identifying number called a Machine Access Code (MAC) address. Each computer has one. This video shows you how to find your computer's MAC address in WindowsXP OS

Mobile Device Security

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