Improving password security will help in all areas, especially with your home network. In fact, a strong password should be considered the most important part of your home network security strategy. Why? Because even if other areas in your network pose vulnerabilities, a secure password will take the most time and effort to crack.
Home Network Security
These days, home network security is an essential part of your network. Without it, your home network is like a sitting duck ("quack-quack"). The truth is, you don't need to be a network security expert to reap the benefits. But it certainly helps to understand some of the components such as, encryption and authentication. Basically, the more security you want, the less "convenient" the setup becomes. But that's a small price to pay to know that your home network security is up to par.
One thing I really like about my Tomato router is the amount of control it gives me. When I travel or go on vacation, I still need access to my home network so I can’t just unplug the router. With Tomato, I can block Internet access entirely, or just part of the day. Or I can block Internet access for a specific computer at specific hours of the day.
Sometimes, the so-called “network security experts” really drive me nuts. Sure, if you work in a corporate financial office that manages millions of personal and business bank accounts, –sure, you need to keep things pretty tight. But if you’re an average-joe or even a small business owner with 2 PC’s and a notebook, you don’t need the overkill.