This isn't meant to scare you but to notify you that there are some very simple things that you can do to keep your data safe at home and on the go.
- At home, make sure you are using a wireless router that is password encrypted. Make sure it's a hard to crack password of at least fourteen characters containing both numbers and letters.
- Hide your SSiD (Service Set Identifier). This is the name of your network and changing the name will leave the impression to a would-be hacker that you take great care of your Wi-Fi network.
- While out and about, try not to go to any sites where you have to log in. People who are prowling for your information might be able to access this information without you knowing it, and suddenly they could have your bank or Twitter account information.
- Trust your instincts when it comes to where you browse and where you don't. If you think accessing a Wi-Fi network might be a bad idea where you are, just wait until you get home. If you need to do something online, it might be able to wait until you get home or when you get to a better location.