"If you’ve ever been the victim of a burglary, the chances are you were at least partially responsible. It might be hard to admit, but an open window, an unlocked door, or an expensive item left alluringly are the most frequent reasons for home break-ins. While you can never be 100 percent certain of preventing a robbery, some basic precautions can significantly reduce your chances, as would-be thieves move on to easier targets.
The same principles apply to home network security. Sadly, almost no systems are entirely “hack proof” – but browser security tests, server safety measures, and network safeguards can make your set-up much more robust.
Using some free tools, you can quickly and easily identify which areas are your “weak spots”, thus giving yourself a chance to remedy them before a serious breach occurs..."