The hacker also gained access to other personal information of Capital One customers. Earlier in 2019, an even bigger data breach made headlines. That’s when a hacker gained access to more than 100 million accounts and credit card applications of Capital One customers. Choice Hotels, though, said that no financial information was exposed.

It may also be wise to either hide your SSID or change your SSID and hide it before it broadcasts. This means all of your devices will need to be reconnected to your wireless network once the SSID is changed.

Advanced Safety And Security Features

  • For example, setting up a VPN on your laptop can be as simple as changing the IP address under Settings.
  • Business VPNs employ a variety of enhanced security protocols, like Secure Socket Layer and Transport Layer Security , that keeps your data safe as it travels from company server to device and back.
  • To use the VPN feature, you should enable PPTP VPN Server on your router, and configure the PPTP connection on the remote device.
  • Today, you can sign up for VPN service like you sign up for Netflix or Amazon Prime, and be up and running quickly.
  • Depending on the VPN service you select, some configuration may be necessary, and can be done following instructions.

You could also limit the number of IP addresses your router has available. If you have 2 devices connected via wifi, then perhaps you only allow 2 IP address assignments in the DHCP settings. Just know that if you want to add a device later, this number will need to be increased.

Can A Computer Be Hacked If It’S Not Connected To The Internet?

The information we’re interested in for this article is IP addresses that should not be there. This obviously means that strangers are logging on to your network. The LAN IP column shows the IP address for the computers logging on.

Incidentally you can see the site that was accessed in the "Destination URL/IP" column. To hidemyass find people on your wireless network, the process will be different depending on your router’s manufacturer but the basic idea is similar.

Personally, I use a LinkSys because I think their routers are the best. That is why the screenshots in this article will be from a LinkSys interface. If you are using wireless on any device your MAC address is out there for anyone to find, regardless of it you are connected to someone else’s network, your own, or even none at all.