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It's worth noting that most IoT won't have much to phone home about. You mentioned a few devices: TV, pencil sharpener, and mouse. Unless these devices were specifically created with extra mics, cameras, etc as intentional spy devices, the information they would hold about you would be negligible. A mouse records movements on a table, and clicks. It has no ...


There is not so much you can do with securing wireless network from a router standpoint, but key points to hardening are:- Change default password. If available use WPA, not WEP. Disable remote administration Change the default SSID name Enable router firewall Disable SSID broadcast Enable wireless MAC filter


The simplified answer for home routers goes something like this: In the case of WEP it is trivial to decrypt the traffic being transmitted over the wireless network, since the WEP key is used for encryption of packets. In the case of WPA it is possible, but not as easy as WEP. WPA makes it harder by introducing a four-way handshake during the ...


The PSK is not 'converted' to hexadecimal but if doing the calculation by hand it is often expressed that way to simplify the process. As the manpage indicates, wpa_passphrase pre-computes PSK entries for network configuration blocks of a wpa_supplicant.conf file. An ASCII passphrase and SSID are used to generate a 256-bit PSK This means, you ...


The question is whether the ISP's device and the Linksys can pair together in order to provide a single WiFi node (with the same settings and password). If they can do this then you simply need to perform the typical hardening of a device that you normally would (no external access to the admin page, change the default password, etc.)

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