Secure your home network
A home network where more than one computer shares an Internet connection, files, and printers is great. After you set it up, you'll wonder how you ever managed without it. Getting it set up is a huge first step and you're probably resting on your accomplishments with just getting it to work. And hopefully you used Network Magic to help you. Congratulations! But you're only partly done, especially if you've set up a wireless network. Now you have to secure your home network so others can't log on to it from the "outside." You've probably heard it before: you wouldn't leave your house without locking the door, so why would you leave your home network open to just anyone to use your Internet connection and potentially access your personal data.
The easiest way to secure your home network is to set some basic security features on your router. I know when I did this on my home network, I was a little nervous since I often work from home and I didn't want to mess anything up. But I took the plunge and logged in to my router and set up WPA security (it wasn't hard to do). Now I know a hacker will have to work a lot harder to access my network, and will probably keep driving down the road looking for the person who didn't take the time to lock down their home network.
For an overview of how to set basic security features on your home network, see the article on the Network Magic website.