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verizon mobile hotspot
« on: May 21, 2011, 07:16:08 PM »
hi shane a friend of mine wanted me to secure a mobile hotspot in network settings it says its secured  how secure is it  im trying to talk her into getting a router for using in her house i would think that would be a much better way to go   :smiley:

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Re: verizon mobile hotspot
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2011, 08:31:10 PM »
How is the hotspot currently set up?

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Re: verizon mobile hotspot
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2011, 08:37:08 PM »
not really sure im sure she doesnt know either i only spent like 2 hours working on it as she had 2 anti -virus  programs and needing a slew of updates i just looked in network setting and it said it was secured    its a  laptop and no router in the house  i asked and they didnt know what a router is  :thinking:

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Re: verizon mobile hotspot
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2011, 08:39:33 PM »
If it is a cell phone internet connection there is nothing for you to set up :wink:
It is going through the cell and not a router. People get this for their laptops so they can have internet while they travel.

Also having 2 anti viruses installed at the same time is a bad idea :tongue:

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Re: verizon mobile hotspot
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2011, 08:45:50 PM »
yeah i know  about the 2 anti -virus  i removed the norton as it was more likly a 60 day trial  she didnt know i told her plus got her up to date on windows updates  going to talk them into getting a router as i hear theres a subsciption for the mobile hot spot thing she was worried about its security as she pays bills and stuff on it  i also told her about malware and spyware they didnt know what that is  so i installed malwarebytes anti malware for her   thanks shane

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Re: verizon mobile hotspot
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2011, 08:50:37 PM »
If they are worried about the security of the connection when you set up the router be sure to select WPA2 security only. It is the most secure and the passwords for it are easier.

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Re: verizon mobile hotspot
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2011, 08:58:38 PM »
yeah evan thats how ive got it set-up in my house even if the electric goes out it comes back on fine   just that   i go to theses peoples house every so often and remove malware and tracking cookies of there computer like 3 times now i think that would be the biggest threat

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Re: verizon mobile hotspot
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2011, 09:03:18 PM »
Yep, the router isn't going to protect them against malware they download and run themselves, nor is it going to protect against it sending information out. You have to teach the user how to avoid that and/or use a more capable software or hardware based firewall.

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Re: verizon mobile hotspot
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2011, 09:03:18 PM »

 

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