Protecting myself on a private network?

Protecting myself on someone else's WiFi

I do carry a MiFi for mobile broadband, but may find myself in a position to use a wireless network at someone's house whom I have just met.

How can I best protect myself in this case?

What are the risks, even if I follow the best practices you lay out for me?

Thanks
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Use a good software firewall (like Windows Defender in Windows 10) that has screen protection capabilities.

Use your own mobile broadband as that provides additional support.
1
btanExec ConsultantCommented:
Trust your own device (MIFI) as compared to others. Only allow trusted device to connect to your device. You have full control and oversight.

Encrypt all traffic to/fro your device. Browse with TLS (https) enabled site where possible.

Change default admin credentials including name. Use a strong password for connecting to your device through wireless WPA2/PSK. Do not share your password amd not use same password used in other online accounts. Where possible use 2FA.

 Switch off your device if not in used. Avoid logging into the device for administration outside of your home. Avoid logging into banking eServices or similar for doing personal transaction.

Stay vigilant in keeping high cyber hygiene. Updating your devices on latest patches in firmware, software and signatures.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
thanks
0
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
Sorry, John. I just now saw your comment...
0
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
No problem. Cheers :)
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Vulnerabilities

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.