My Norton product displays an alert "Unsecure Wi-Fi Detected"

Your Norton product now has a new feature to inform you if your WiFi network is secured. Whenever your device connects to a Wi-Fi network, your Norton product automatically checks for the encryption level used by the Wi-Fi network, and notifies you if it is unsecure.

Most of the public Wi-Fi networks normally use the 'WEP' open authentication that is unsecure. This type of encryption has many security flaws that can cause your personal information, like your network traffic, to be seen. Your home network can also be flagged as unsecured if the encryption type is set to 'WEP'.

For enhanced security, we recommend that you choose 'WPA2' as the encryption type for your network, which is the most secure encryption type available. For more information on how to change the encryption type, refer to the help documentation for the router, or contact your router manufacturer.

If you often use the public Wi-Fi hotspots, or open wireless networks, we suggest you to try Norton WiFi Privacy. Norton WiFi Privacy is a VPN - or virtual private network - that protects the data you send and receive when you're on public Wi-Fi. Now you can connect safely and privately with your PC, Mac, or mobile device anywhere you go. Learn more about Norton WiFi Privacy.

If you do not want to be notified again about the unsecure Wi-Fi network, in the alert window, click Don't Remind Me.

Using public Wi-Fi?

Public Wi-Fi is found in places like airports, coffee shops, malls, and restaurants, allowing you to access the Internet for free. While public Wi-Fi is convenient, there are risks with using these networks.

Keep your information hidden from prying eyes, with a virtual private network (VPN), like Norton WiFi Privacy.

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DOCID: v119368797_EndUserProfile_en_us
Operating System: Android, Mac OS X, Windows, iOS
Last modified: 05/10/2017