Solved how do i keep myself protected on my home network

August 17, 2017 at 18:09:05
Specs: Windows 10
can someone one on my home network get my banking information. There are two more people connected to the same network in my home, and i want to know will a firewall keep me safe

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#1
August 17, 2017 at 18:59:05
Your router has a firewall to protect you from outside your network.
Your installation of Windows should have Windows Firewall to protect you inside of that.
Make sure that you have your system require a password to log in and even your screen saver and sleep should require a password to get past.
Make sure that you have File and Print Sharing turned off (unless you need to share a printer that is plugged into that computer or have access to other network resources).
In general, to access files or folders you need to have those files or folders designated as shared resources for them to be visible to others on your network and even then, you can set the level of access for each user on each folder.
If anyone there has a lot of computer experience and you may need a professional to be really sure.
Other advice: Do not let Windows or your browser save critical log ins or passwords (like banking ones) but log in each time manually and use a variety of different passwords that those who know you cannot guess.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
August 17, 2017 at 20:23:59
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Most hackers these days use phishing emails to get what they want.
Do you have a 2 step authentication for your bank access?
A simple logon and fixed password can be collected by keyboard loggers, unknowingly installed from dubious websites or "free" apps/gadgets.

Even with the best firewall and anti-malware/antivirus you can still be hacked.
Be vigilant with opening email attachments, even if the sender looks like someone you know! If it looks suspicious, ask the sender first if he sent you that email..

And as already mentioned, avoid anonymous access to your PC by others either from the keyboard or from the network.

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#3
August 21, 2017 at 19:25:47
thanx, that helps alot

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August 21, 2017 at 19:26:49
this one is good as well

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#5
December 30, 2017 at 07:34:04
My only reply is that if you must go through all these security steps just to keep your house guests in check, you may want to reconsider who you have as “house guests” in the future.

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#6
December 30, 2017 at 20:44:39
This was solved back in August.
A home network may not be limited to immediate family and close friends, consider a house containing college students who are friendly but not close. Consider a home with a border or even a bed and breakfast.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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